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View of the Cell Directory Service Clerk

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108690D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Austen, RF: AUTHOR

Abstract

In the cell directory service of the distributed computing environment, the clerk is the entity which communicates with servers to resolve name lookup requests. The clerk maintains certain information in its cache, including lists of the namespaces and server clearinghouses with which it communicates. Disclosed is a method for viewing and managing the information in the clerk's cache through a graphical user interface.

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View of the Cell Directory Service Clerk

       In the cell directory service of the distributed
computing environment, the clerk is the entity which communicates
with servers to resolve name lookup requests.  The clerk maintains
certain information in its cache, including lists of the namespaces
and server clearinghouses with which it communicates.  Disclosed is a
method for viewing and managing the information in the clerk's cache
through a graphical user interface.

      The cell directory service clerk is a program installed at a
client node in the distributed system; it is the interface to the
cell name server.  The clerk has a cache which maintains information
to assist the clerk in handling various requests from users or
applications.  The cache includes the following entries:
      - Clerk Known Namespaces
      - Clerk Remote Clearinghouses

      These entries are the names of namespaces and clearinghouses
with which the clerk communicates; they are stored in the cache to
facilitate access to names on other servers, particularly for names
which are requested frequently.  The information in the cache can be
viewed or changed by administrators with the proper authority.

      Prior implementations display and manage the cache entries via
a command line interface.  This method displays the entries in a
graphical user interface as views of the clerk with which they are
associated.  The clerk known namespaces or clerk remote
clearinghouses are shown in a list within a window adjacent to the
selected cl...