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Cross-System File Transfer Mechanism with Caching

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011970D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for transferring files between two remote systems using caching. This method makes the transfer of files between different remote systems seamless to a user on a local workstation by encapsulating the task of downloading remote files from one remote system to the local system before uploading those files to a second remote system. The intermediate files stored on the local workstation serve as a reusable cache allowing the performance of file transfers between systems to effectively improve whenever upload operations require files that have already been downloaded.