Shared Object Server for Multi-User Computer Workstations
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
A technique is described whereby a shared object server allows users, in multi-user computer workstation environments, to share data with arbitrary user-determined protection and to develop and/or share computer filing functions. A "generic" shared file server is discussed so as to provide four distinct functions: communication; authentication; directory mapping and recording; and file access updating and protection. In a computing environment consisting of a network of large numbers of personal workstations and/or multi-user machines, there is typically a requirement to share data functions among the users of the network. As a result, a number of file servers have been developed for data sharing and to share functions, such as database servers.