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Presentation of Network Status

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060681D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adolph, G: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The usual instream network status reporting methods of network performance monitors require interaction by the user on a report-by-report basis to obtain current status on network performa

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Presentation of Network Status

The usual instream network status reporting methods of network performance monitors require interaction by the user on a report-by-report basis to obtain current status on network performa

The present method provides instream, non-demand network performance status displays. Once initiated, the method provides an on-going rolling window through which network performance can be viewed as it occurs. The method includes the use of a software timer to synchronize instream data requests with the displ of the status report and a graphic status display that is automatically refreshed at the end of each time interval to give an on-going current performance status report.

The logic flow of non-demand network status reporting is as follows: 1. Status Request: The user initiates a status report request by selecting the network performance subject for which status reports are to be displayed. Once the subject has been selected, normally from a subject menu, the time interval for reporting is also specified and then the request is submitted. 2. Data Interface: A synchronizer initiates a timer based on the time interval entered by the user. Communication is then established with an instream performance data interface and data is solicited on a time interval basis. As data updates are received, the status display function is alerted. 3. Status Display: When alerted, the status display function picks up the data update from the synchronizer and gene...