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Docking Identifying Number for Data Security in Docking Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117343D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Horikoshi, H: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to protect an unauthorized access to any devices inside a Docking Station through Notebook PC.

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Docking Identifying Number for Data Security in Docking Station

      Disclosed is a method to protect an unauthorized access to any
devices inside a Docking Station through Notebook PC.

      This method comprises two sections.  One section is for
registering Docking (Identifying Number) ID into Notebook PC
(Personal Computer) and Docking Station by a supervisor program. The
other section is for managing data security inside the Docking
Station by using the Docking ID.  Both Docking ID and Docking ID
registration password are written into a EEPROM (Electrically
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory) or NVRAM (Non-Volatile Random
Access read write Memory) in both Notebook PC and Docking Station.

      This method is effective to protect unauthorized access to any
devices, ex. HDD (Hard Disk Drive), MO (Magneto Optical disk) or
CDROM (Compact Disk Read Only Memory), inside the Docking Station,
especially under the circumstances that many Notebook PCs share one
Docking Station in the office (Multi-User).  In other words, only
authorized Notebook PCs are allowed to access the devices in the
Docking Station.  Section I. (How to register the Docking ID)
  1.  Supervisor docks Notebook PC into Docking Station for Docking
  2.  Go into Docking ID registration mode
  3.  Register the Docking ID registration password before
registering
       Docking ID.  The Docking ID cannot be registered until this
       password is set.
  4.  Register the...