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SMART POLL ALGORITHM Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008003D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-10

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Gerald K. lllner


The implementation of client-server based sys- tems in computer and communications networks introduces many interesting and challenging prob- lems. In client-server based systems, information on the server site may change very frequently. This poses a problem of maintaining information consis- tency between the client and the server on a "near real time" basis. As a result there is a need for a client-server interface technique which minimizes server site activities while providing information updates to clients within a guaranteed propagation delay time period.