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Processing Unsolicited Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062806D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pierschalla, BR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method is described for processing unsolicited messages. An unsolicited message is any message sent without a request for the information between two or more communicating devices or applications. Most applications do not detect or respond to unsolicited messages. An unsolicited message normally requires a response from the solicited application before normal communication can be resumed.

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Processing Unsolicited Messages

A method is described for processing unsolicited messages. An unsolicited message is any message sent without a request for the information between two or more communicating devices or applications. Most applications do not detect or respond to unsolicited messages. An unsolicited message normally requires a response from the solicited application before normal communication can be resumed.

The solution to this problem is to create a program that detects when an unsolicited message has arrived. The program calls the arrival to the attention of the operator with a prompt and an audible sound. The prompt will enable the operator to know what is required to respond to the message. The response can be sent by the program to the communicating application. Once the response is sent, the applications can continue to communicate normally.

The advantage to this approach is that applications can send and receive data without having to handle unsolicited messages.

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