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Limiting Remote Access to Performance Data Suppliers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103980D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chen, JN: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for limiting remote (network) access to performance data supplier daemons. In the context of performance monitoring and analysis, it is often useful to transmit performance data from the monitored system to another system, for remote processing and presentation of the data. This can be accomplished by installing a data supplier daemon (data server) on the monitored system, which can transmit performance data to interested monitoring and processing applications on remote systems (data clients). Under this scenario, the transmission of data is initiated by the remote monitors, and the data supplier passively waits for these data transmission requests.

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Limiting Remote Access to Performance Data Suppliers

      Disclosed is a method for limiting remote (network) access to
performance data supplier daemons.
     In the context of performance monitoring and analysis, it is
often useful to transmit performance data from the monitored system
to another system, for remote processing and presentation of the
data.  This can be accomplished by installing a data supplier daemon
(data server) on the monitored system, which can transmit performance
data to interested monitoring and processing applications on remote
systems (data clients).  Under this scenario, the transmission of
data is initiated by the remote monitors, and the data supplier
passively waits for these data transmission requests.
     Collection and transmission of performance data by the data
supplier, can adversely affect the behavior of the system on which it
is running (the monitored system).  Furthermore, it may be desirable
to restrict access to the data for other reasons (e.g. it may be
confidential).  It is, therefore, important to provide mechanisms for
limiting and prioritizing access to the data supplier daemon.
     With the disclosed method, access to the performance data
supplier daemon is limited by specifying the following three stanza
types in a configuration file:
    only: When this stanza type is used, access to the daemon is
restricted to data monitors on hosts that are named in the stanza.
Access from any host that is not s...