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Large-Scale Configuration of Peer-to-Peer Communicating Workstations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102255D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schaefer, GH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In an enterprise where there are a large number of intelligent workstations which have to communicate peer-to-peer, it is required for each workstation to be configured uniquely. Due to the volume of workstations, it is also required that everything be managed from a central point to remove the complexity from the workstation end-user.

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Large-Scale Configuration of Peer-to-Peer Communicating Workstations

       In an enterprise where there are a large number of
intelligent workstations which have to communicate peer-to-peer, it
is required for each workstation to be configured uniquely.  Due to
the volume of workstations, it is also required that everything be
managed from a central point to remove the complexity from the
workstation end-user.

      This disclosure provides a method to create resources which are
unique to the workstation, and to delete any existing resources that
are not required due to the change in the network.

      Using an ASCII flat file format, additional resources can be
created from a template configuration file.  Since many parameters
will be common for a given application, a function is provided to
create new resources from a model resource, and the parameters are
changed which are unique to the workstation.  A function is also
provided to delete the resources which are not required for the
workstation.  These two functions will help reduce the number of
prototype configuration files required to manage the configuration in
a peer- to-peer environment.

      The configuration changes are managed from a central point, the
changes are distributed through an application, and the batch
configuration utility is executed which will apply the changes.
          Example of Create and Delete functions:
              FNM P1           ...