Configuration File Comprising Configuration Commands and Data
Original Publication Date: 1985-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
The addition of a physical device such as a printer to a computer requires that configuration information, in the form of commands and data, be supplied to the computer so that the installed device will be recognized by the computer. There are times when configuration information needs to be transported as, for example, when licensed program products (LPPs) are installed, when profile/device information needs to be transported across nodes, or when some existing configuration information needs to be temporarily retained. What is required is a well-defined mechanism to transport configuration information in various instances, thereby simplifying user/ screen interaction. The solution to this problem is to provide a vehicle for transporting the configuration information. That vehicle is a "configuration file".