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Unattended Inter/Intra Net Information Management Interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119092D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Heard, JD: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is an execute and stay resident program which interfaces with standard internet applications, such as web browsers, news browsers, and mail programs to pull specific information in an unattended mode.

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Unattended Inter/Intra Net Information Management Interface

      Disclosed is an execute and stay resident program which
interfaces with standard internet applications, such as web browsers,
news browsers, and mail programs to pull specific information in an
unattended mode.

      The program is fed locations and subjects of interest.  The
program monitors the date and time, and at specified intervals,
accesses the programs referenced, and enters the appropriate data,
executes the  appropriate commands, thereby "Pulling" specific
information from the internet in an unattended mode.

      Soft error checking accepts errors such as "server not
responding" and simply retries at a later interval.  When the program
detects the connection has dropped, it executes the dialer program to
re-establish connection.