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Network Computer Dynamic Configuration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123204D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Woodward, SG: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method to dynamically configure Network Computers such that administrator changes may immediately affect the operational state of the Network Computer without intervention from the user of the Network Computer.

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Network Computer Dynamic Configuration

   A method to dynamically configure Network Computers such
that administrator changes may immediately affect the operational
state of the Network Computer without intervention from the user of
the Network Computer.

   Information regarding a Network Computer, or the user of a
Network Computer is held in a server.  An Administrator may change
that information at any time.  When that information is changed an
event with appropriate information must be transmitted to the
Network Computer.

   The server system must monitor sets of information which
correspond to the active Network Computers and Network Computer
users.  When one of these sets of information is altered, the
monitor must be invoked.  This may be achieved through regular
polling or, a better method, is for the holder of the information to
generate a message to the monitor when the monitor has registered
interest in a particular set of information.

   Once the monitor has been informed that a set of
information has changed the monitor may determine if this
information should be sent to the Network Computer.  Information
which changed at a "group" level may not actually affect a given
Network Computer and may obviate the need to send the information.

   After the monitor has determined that the information will
affect a particular Network Computer, then the monitor must send the
information to the Network Computer.  This may be achieved by many
methods, including...