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Antidote broadcast priority

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030921D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

There are many methods of allowing clients to download fixes (operating system, application, etc.) form a fix server. One of the most common is for the fix server to broadcast out to all clients that a fix is necessary. The clients upon receipt of this broadcast will attach to the fix server and apply the fix, then go back to normal operation. The problem that this disclosure fixes is what happens when all clients try to download the fix from the fix server at the same time. This will be a significant performance problem. It would be preferable if their was a prioritization scheme where more important clients (mission critical, etc.) would have a higher priority then other clients.