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Personal Net Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118561D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shultz, SS: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Personal Net Machine is a special-purpose web server run from a virtual machine meant to serve exactly one user via a standard browser interface. That user has access to all of his own virtual machine resources; e.g., memory, file space, applications, data. Because the user interface is a standard browser, the applications and data include personal graphics files, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) applications, JAVA applications, and other Internet applications, in addition to the data and applications normally available through a virtual machine. Since all of these resources reside on the virtual machine, security, backup, application installation and removal, application maintenance, memory and Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) allocation, user authorizations and groupings, etc.

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Personal Net Machine

      The Personal Net Machine is a special-purpose web server run
from a virtual machine meant to serve exactly one user via a standard
browser interface.  That user has access to all of his own virtual
machine resources; e.g., memory, file space, applications, data.
Because the user interface is a standard browser, the applications
and data include personal graphics files, Hypertext Markup Language
(HTML) applications, JAVA applications, and other Internet
applications, in addition to the data and applications normally
available through a virtual machine.  Since all of these resources
reside on the virtual machine, security, backup, application
installation and removal, application maintenance, memory and Direct
Access Storage Device (DASD) allocation, user authorizations and
groupings, etc. will be provided through centralized,
well-established mechanisms for virtual machines.  Since access to
all these resources is via the Internet, any  user that can reach the
Internet (e.g., from a Personal Computer (PC) or  Internet appliance)
can access and, as desired, share these resources and capabilities.

      The Personal Net Machine is accessed by first going through a
general purpose web server to allow the server system to verify the
identity of the user.  Once identified, the Personal Net Machine is
accessed in the user's virtual machine and all further interaction
takes place between the browser and the Personal Net Machine; the
general...