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A Tool Which Simulates Multiple Clients and Multiple Servers Connections on a Single Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123552D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Reddy, A: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that simulates multiple clients and multiple servers connections on a single machine. It is always unsuitable to locate a great number of machines in a single lab to test a multiple clients and multiple servers application. Since this kind of testing is critical before product can be released, a simulation tool is needed to achieve this goal.

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A Tool Which Simulates Multiple Clients and Multiple Servers Connections
on a Single Machine

   A program is disclosed that simulates multiple clients
and multiple servers connections on a single machine.  It is always
unsuitable to locate a great number of machines in a single lab to
test a multiple clients and multiple servers application.  Since this
kind of testing is critical before product can be released, a
simulation tool is needed to achieve this goal.

   It is difficult to open a large number of windows on a
single hardware display for each clients and servers connected in the
network.  A notebook arrangement is introduced here, in a notebook
environment, windows can be displayed in 2 1/2 dimensional.  Each
page of the notebook contains window Icons which represent clients or
servers.  Links between Icons represents connections.  Connection
between different notebook pages can be performed through the page
tab of the notebook.  By selecting any link which connects an object
and the page tab of the current page, and "next connection" action,
the notebook page will be flipped automatically to show the next
connected window Icon.  The page will remain unchanged if next
connection object Icon resides on the same page.  A "previous
connection" action will return back to the original notebook page.

   This tool will help user to test a complicate network
application which involves a large number of clients and servers on a
single machine by using a noteboo...