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Graphical User Interface for Remote Procedure Call Administration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108006D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Austen, RF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) administration consists of managing three types of objects: RPC Server Entries, RPC Service Groups and RPC Configuration Profiles. Prior implementations only allowed these to be manipulated and administered through a command line interface. There was no way to see all of these objects as entities in an interface and act upon them. This method provides a graphical user interface for administering the RPC objects.

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Graphical User Interface for Remote Procedure Call Administration

       Remote Procedure Call (RPC) administration consists of
managing three types of objects:  RPC Server Entries, RPC Service
Groups and RPC Configuration Profiles.  Prior implementations only
allowed these to be manipulated and administered through a command
line interface.  There was no way to see all of these objects as
entities in an interface and act upon them.  This method provides a
graphical user interface for administering the RPC objects.

      To provide a graphical user interface for administration of RPC
objects, one must have visual representations of these objects on the
screen so that they can be selected and actions can be taken on them,
such as opening them to examine their definitions, changing their
definitions, adding references to other RPC objects, deleting
references to other RPC objects, etc.  Prior art allowed for this to
be done from a command line interface only, which required the user
to keep track of the location of objects, their names, etc., by some
means such as writing them down or printing a report.  The user then
had to work from this information and type in everything they wanted
to do and know all of the commands and the syntax for each command in
order to accomplish the goal of administering these objects.  In
providing a graphical user interface, we can provide an initial view
of all RPC objects in a logical container where the user can always
locate...