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Escort File

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102822D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hill, LO: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The procedure disclosed in this article ensures that all files in a group of related files being transferred in a Virtual Machine Network (VNET) environment are completely received at their intended destination before processing begins on any member file in the group.

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Escort File

      The procedure disclosed in this article ensures that all files
in a group of related files being transferred in a Virtual Machine
Network (VNET) environment are completely received at their intended
destination before processing begins on any member file in the group.

      An Escort File (e.g., a "table of contents" file) is sent along
with the original group of files to coordinate subsequent data
processing at a series of one or more receiving locations.  The
"escort file" lists file identifier information, departure date,
time, and line count for all files belonging to the group.  Once all
files in the group have been accounted for at the destination,
processing is accomplished for each member of the group.  At the end
of processing each file, the completion date, completion time and,
optionally, completion file size, are placed in the "escort file".
When all files have been processed, the "escort file" is sent to an
analysis location for statistical information gathering relative to
performance time.  Warning messages are also sent to the orginator
if, after a predetermined time, all members of the original file
group have not been accounted for.

      Disclosed anonymously.