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Tree View of Remote Procedure Call Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107318D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Austen, RF: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for providing a graphical user interface which displays all Remote Procedure Call (RPC) objects, within a known span of control, in a hierarchical tree format, demonstrating the relationships between the objects. (Image Omitted)

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Tree View of Remote Procedure Call Objects

       Disclosed is a method for providing a graphical user
interface which displays all Remote Procedure Call (RPC) objects,
within a known span of control, in a hierarchical tree format,
demonstrating the relationships between the objects.

                            (Image Omitted)

      RPC administration involves managing three types of objects
within the distributed computing environment.
      -  Server Entries, which specify the location of a given
service interface in the network and the bindings it supports.
      -  Service Groups, which contain a list of server entries or
other service groups which provide services in the network.
      -  Configuration Profiles, which contain a list of server en
tries, service groups or other configuration profiles that provide
services in the network.  They also define a priority search order to
use when locating and using a given service interface binding in the
network.

      The containment hierarchy is structured such that a
configuration profile can point to any of the three object types, a
service group can point to other service groups and server entries,
and server entries are stand-alone objects in the hierarchy.  These
objects are not stored in any well-known, or consistent location in
the distributed namespace.  As such, in a tree view of the
distributed system namespace, they would appear scattered throughout
the directories and would be difficult to locate.

      In the RPC tree view disclosed here, each RPC object appears at
the root l...