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Remote Configuration of a PC-Driven Facsimile System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101077D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cook, RL: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a means of simplifying the setup and configuration of a PC/facsimile system for the first time or occasional user by providing a mode by which the system being configured can get its configuration parameters by querying a system that has already been setup and configured.

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Remote Configuration of a PC-Driven Facsimile System

       Disclosed is a means of simplifying the setup and
configuration of a PC/facsimile system for the first time or
occasional user by providing a mode by which the system being
configured can get its configuration parameters by querying a system
that has already been setup and configured.

      Typically, when a new PC/facsimile system is setup, the user
would have to enter several configuration parameters in order for the
system to operate correctly.  These parameters might include baud
rates, phone lists, directories, default options, etc.  As is the
case for most PC-type systems, the first time or occasional user is
intimidated and uncomfortable setting up a system.  By automating the
setup and configuration procedure in this way, a user can have their
new system configured identically to a system they may already be
familiar with.

      The configuration would be performed as follows:
      1.   After the system is connected and powered on, the user
would run a configuration program provided with the system.
   2.   The configuration program would ask the user for the phone
number of the PC/facsimile system to be copied.
   3.   The configuration program would then call the system to be
copied and request that it send the necessary parameters.
   4.   Once the parameters are received by the new system, the
system would be configured in the same way as the other system.  This
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