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Tdb 06-87 P.36-37 Improvement in Controlling UNIX Processes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039394D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Jones, CK Jordan, LE Loucks, LK Reiswig, R Wierwillw, B [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which permits a profile which is stored as a record and referred to by distributed records to be referred to by a naming convention which blends naturally with the file-based distributed UNIX* operating system. The method provides a command syntax for accessing records by name in a file-based distributed database system, consistent with UNIX, without specifying network protocol detail. In accordance with the new method, the commands "start," "stop," and "status" provide distributed control of processes defined by a profile stored in a record which is part of a distributed data base.