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Palladium Use of the Distributed Computing Environment Name Space

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105499D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Carlsen, KE: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is method for using the Open Software Foundation's (OSF) Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) global name space by the Palladium distributed print system in a manner that enables full Palladium functionality and ensures interoperability between different vendor's versions of the product.

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Palladium Use of the Distributed Computing Environment Name Space

      Disclosed is method for using the Open Software Foundation's
(OSF) Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) global name space by
the Palladium distributed print system in a manner that enables full
Palladium functionality and ensures interoperability between
different vendor's versions of the product.

      Each cell within the DCE name space will have a sub-tree
devoted to Palladium object naming.  The Figure illustrates the
Palladium sub-tree structure.  The key features of this disclosure
are:

o   Profile entries are used where an ordering of servers is required
    (e.g. first try spll and it is unavailable the try sp12).

o   Server entries are contained only in the "servers" sub-tree
    rather than being duplicated.

o   The "spooler" and "spvr" sub-trees are just a recommended
    administrative convention.  If the administrator does not wish to
    distinguish spoolers and supervisors in separate sub-tree, the
    server entries can be combined directly under the "server"
    sub-tree.

o   Supervisors place their bindings in the "servers" sub-tree.  They
    also create profile entries for their printers in the
    "physical_printers" sub-tree.

o   Spoolers place their bindings in the "servers" sub-tree.  They
    also create profile entries for their printers in the
    "physical_printers" sub-tree.

o   association of physical printers and s...