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Utilization of Shared Network Resources in a Multihost Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084591D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Friedman, SW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In packet switched data communication networks, it is useful to provide for shared access to program resources by data processing control systems at different nodes. For this purpose, it is convenient to provide in tabular form a catalog of such resources (e.g., by symbolic name representations) together or in association with information characterizing the present location (or locations) within the network of the respective resource, its status of allocation (or scheduled allocation) relative to nodal requesters and security information such as passwords.

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Utilization of Shared Network Resources in a Multihost Environment

In packet switched data communication networks, it is useful to provide for shared access to program resources by data processing control systems at different nodes. For this purpose, it is convenient to provide in tabular form a catalog of such resources (e.g., by symbolic name representations) together or in association with information characterizing the present location (or locations) within the network of the respective resource, its status of allocation (or scheduled allocation) relative to nodal requesters and security information such as passwords.

Requests for resources may be made either explicitly, in the form of request messages transmitted by nodal processing apparatus, or implicitly in the form of status messages originated by nodal apparatus and transparently handled by remote network management facilities.

The process of resource scheduling, allocation and communication relative to network nodal facilities may be more finely resolved whereby the nodal requester facility first determines whether the resource is locally available at the respective node, and then extends the request remotely only when the resource is not locally available. If a required resource is available at more than one network node or location, an administration center may intercede to restrict the requester to a limited subset of resource locations in a predefined interrogation sequence.

Alternatively, the sele...