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Specifying the Latest Delivery Time for a Distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099802D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby an enterprise can specify and identify the latest acceptable time for which a distribution can be delivered. An enterprise may wish to allow the originator of a distribution to be able to specify the latest time after which a distribution should not be delivered.

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Specifying the Latest Delivery Time for a Distribution

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby  an enterprise can
specify and identify the latest acceptable time for which a
distribution can be delivered. An enterprise may wish to allow the
originator of a distribution to be able to specify the latest time
after which a distribution should not be delivered.

      The ATTRIBUTE-LIST operand of the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command
is currently used by a requester to specify the characteristics of a
distribution. Enterprises can interchange information regarding the
latest acceptable time for delivery of a distribution by providing a
self-defining field within the ATTRIBUTE-LIST operand which can
contain the date and time after which a distribution should not be
delivered to the recipient.

      This mechanism permits an originator of a distribution to
specify to an enterprise the latest acceptable time for a delivery of
a distribution to the recipient node. Such a mechanism could aid an
enterprise in knowing which distributions need not be delivered, thus
reducing the processing of such distributions.