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Usability/Serviceability Improvement and Value-Add Processing in File Transfer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105744D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fujimura, M: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a program for file transfer, which transmits file-associated information of all files to be transferred prior to transmitting the actual file data. The file-associated information is file name, date and time, file length, country information (such as country code and code page), or data type (such as binary or text), for example. Automatic translation of national language, complete recreation of original files at the receiver side, the required disk space calculation at the receiver prior to receiving any data, the selective and safe file transfer improves usability and serviceability of file transfer for either single file or multiple files.

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Usability/Serviceability Improvement and Value-Add Processing in File Transfer

      Disclosed is a program for file transfer, which transmits
file-associated information of all files to be transferred prior to
transmitting the actual file data.  The file-associated information
is file name, date and time, file length, country information (such
as country code and code page), or data type (such as binary or
text), for example.  Automatic translation of national language,
complete recreation of original files at the receiver side, the
required disk space calculation at the receiver prior to receiving
any data, the selective and safe file transfer improves usability and
serviceability of file transfer for either single file or multiple
files.

      The figure shows this mechanism.  A sender device (1) builds up
the file associated information (FAI) (2) corresponding to all files
(3) to be transferred and transmits it to a receiver device (4)
first.  The receiver device (4) stores the received FAI in a local
storage (5) and may check required disk space.  It may request the
sender device (1) to send only selected files in the case of the disk
space shortage or the file duplication.  Then the sender device (1)
reads each file data (3) and transmits to the receiver device (4), as
requested.  A value-add process routine (6) may perform the national
language translation based on a received FAI (5), may convert the
file data type, the file date and time automaticall...