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Method for Distribution Segment Delection by Communication Path Entity

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111729D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article allows a distribution originator to specify segments in a distribution which should be deleted if the distribution encounters a particular system in a communications path or is delivered to particular recipients. Specification of automatic segment deletion is performed in the same manner for either case.

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Method for Distribution Segment Delection by Communication Path Entity

      This article allows a distribution originator to specify
segments in a distribution which should be deleted if the
distribution encounters a particular system in a communications path
or is delivered to particular recipients.  Specification of automatic
segment deletion is performed in the same manner for either case.

      It is often desirable to communicate a distribution to a
multiplicity of users in one send action and have specific segments
directed to specific users.  Prior art allows sending a single
distribution and having specific segments automatically deleted at
specified time(s).  Prior art also allows sending a single
distribution and filtering out specific segments to particular
recipients provided the receiving system has capability of enforcing
such filtering.  A method is needed for sending a single distribution
to a multiplicity of recipients through an arbitrary communication
path and having the distribution received by said recipient in a
desirable manner.

      For example, a user wishes to send a mail document to a list of
other users.  The user is aware of a feature in server technology
which determines and uses alternate communications paths should the
optimal communications path be unavailable because a server is down
in the path.  The user also knows that some of the recipients of the
document are employees and some are vendors.  The user wants to
safeguard confidential sections from reaching the wrong hands. ...