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Distributing a Document Using a Regional Reference

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101416D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fitzpatrick, G: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

An enterprise may wish to distribute information which identifies the location of a document and also distribute the actual document itself. Enterprises may also wish to distribute a single document to a remote service and permit multiple recipients of a distribution to have the capability of referencing the document. A mechanism is needed which permits enterprises to distribute one copy of a distribution to multiple recipients of a remote mail service node.

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Distributing a Document Using a Regional Reference

       An enterprise may wish to distribute information which
identifies the location of a document and also distribute the actual
document itself.  Enterprises may also wish to distribute a single
document to a remote service and permit multiple recipients of a
distribution to have the capability of referencing the document. A
mechanism is needed which permits enterprises to distribute one copy
of a distribution to multiple recipients of a remote mail service
node.

      This disclosure provides a mechanism whereby an enterprise can
distribute a single copy of a distribution to a remote mail service
and provide a reference to the designated recipients at the remote
mail service node as to where the document is located. Current
distributions in IBM's Document Interchange Architecture are
performed by the execution of the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command.  The
creation of a self-identifying operand on the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION
command, which can identify that the receiving mail service should
file the distribution within a library and notify all recipients who
reside at the receiving mail service node that the distribution is
located within a library, permits enterprises to distribute a single
distribution and provide each recipient with a reference to the
distribution.

      This mechanism allows enterprises which distribute documents in
a network which charges by the amount of data distributed to
economically r...