04914571 is referenced by 168 patents and cites 4 patents.

A LOCATE search dynamically locates resources (e.g., logical units (LUs) and transaction program and files associated with LUs) in a computer network so that a session can be established between the origin and the destination of the search.

In a network which includes end nodes associated with server nodes, a resource contained in any node is located by a requesting node. The requesting node initiates a search of the resources residing within itself. If the resource does not reside in the requesting node, the server node searches the resources known to the server node that reside anywhere in the nework. If the resource is not known by the server node, it searchers all resources that reside in its associated end nodes. If the resource does not reside in the associated end nodes, either a request is sent to a central directory if one exists or a search of all resources in the network is made.

Title
Locating resources in computer networks
Application Number
7/62269
Publication Number
4914571
Application Date
June 15, 1987
Publication Date
April 3, 1990
Inventor
Lee M Rafalow
Durham
NC, US
Mark Pozefsky
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Diane P Pozefsky
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Melinda R Pollard
Raleigh
NC, US
Jean A Lorrain
Raleigh
NC, US
Jeffrey M Jaffe
Monsey
NY, US
George A Grover
Mahopac
NY, US
James P Gray
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Inder S Gopal
Fort Lee
NJ, US
Alan E Baratz
Chappaqua
NY, US
Agent
Gerald R Woods
Thomas F Galvin
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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