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Catalog/Uncatalog Node Directories

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108859D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Devany, EP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This disclosure describes a method to provide Node Names and communication connections information for remote database access. Using Node Directories to contain this information will aid network administrators in managing the various nodes containing databases.

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Catalog/Uncatalog Node Directories

      This disclosure describes a method to provide Node Names and
communication connections information for remote database access.
Using Node Directories to contain this information will aid network
administrators in managing the various nodes containing databases.

      An API is provided that creates Node Directory files and
Catalogs Nodes.  The API contains specifications for:
      -  Node Name to cross-reference from an entry containing the
Database Name in the Database Directory.
      -  The Logical Unit Names for use by Communications Manager for
the connection.
      -  Transmission Service Mode that Communications Manager uses
for the connection.
      -  Optional comment for that entry.

      A Node Directory contains entries for all nodes that have
databases which that specific node needs to access. When an
application connects to a remote database, information about the
connection must be in the Node Directory.  This information is
entered in the Node Directory via the Catalog Node command.

      Another API is provided that Uncatalogs the Node Directory
entries.  The API contains specifications for:
      -  Node Name to identify the entry to delete.

      These API's can be used by network administrators to maintain
the information in the Node Directories on the various nodes in the
Database Manager network.

      Disclosed anonymously.