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Method for Conveniently Identifying Resources of Remote Machines in Close Proximity

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104863D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a method of the apparatus for easy identification of specific Local Area Network (LAN) machines in close proximity to a single machine.

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Method for Conveniently Identifying Resources of Remote Machines in Close Proximity

      Provided is a method of the apparatus for easy identification
of specific Local Area Network (LAN) machines in close proximity to a
single machine.

      In large labs where many machines undergo dynamic configuration
changes to achieve a desired test environment, it is desirable to
quickly determine individually.  This article implementation can be
invoked from any single machine to identify remote machine
configurations and resources with an audible and/or user-interface
beacon.  Too often large labs with dozens of machines make it
difficult to figure out what resources are available on any
particular machine.  A person must go to each machine individually to
assert what is the sought machine and what resources are available.
A method is needed whereby a user can determine what a machine
contains without physically going to it for further inspection.

      This article describes a LAN program which can be executed by
any NETBIOS connected machine on a LAN.  Those skilled in the art
will recognize that many varieties of specific LAN environments and
protocols thereof are within the scope of the present article.  The
user enter a condition whereby all connected machines are
communicated with for subsequent testing of the condition.  The
requestor's executable interfaces with the user to determine which
set of machines a user would like to query.  The interface supp...