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METHOD TO REMOTELY CONFIGURE A NETWORK NODE FROM A LOCAL NODE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039951D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hughes, EM: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A method is described to customize a remote process, protocol, or system from any node in the network that has communications installed. In accordance with this method, the user specifies the node name to be configured remotely. A connection is established by communications. The profiles from that remote node are copied into local memory, as needed. Menus are presented of the configuration options contained in the profiles for the user's modification. To save the modified profiles, they are copied back to the remote node, using the established communication. The new configuration will now be used at that remote node. If communications or the system itself is reconfigured, communications or the remote node (respectively) must be restarted to use the changed option values.

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METHOD TO REMOTELY CONFIGURE A NETWORK NODE FROM A LOCAL NODE

A method is described to customize a remote process, protocol, or system from any node in the network that has communications installed. In accordance with this method, the user specifies the node name to be configured remotely. A connection is established by communications. The profiles from that remote node are copied into local memory, as needed. Menus are presented of the configuration options contained in the profiles for the user's modification. To save the modified profiles, they are copied back to the remote node, using the established communication. The new configuration will now be used at that remote node. If communications or the system itself is reconfigured, communications or the remote node (respectively) must be restarted to use the changed option values. The remote configuration may be done for all the nodes in the network from a single station. This is very advantageous to the system administrator, who usually sets up the communications network for all users.

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