05497463 is referenced by 236 patents and cites 8 patents.

A distributed system includes a non-distributed computing environment (DCE) computer system and at least one DCE computer system which are loosely coupled together through a communications network operating with a standard communications protocol. The non-DCE and DCE computer systems operate under the control of proprietary and UNIX based operating systems respectively. The non-DCE computer system further includes application client software for providing access to distributed DCE service components via a remote procedure call (RPC) mechanism obtained through application server software included on the DCE computer system. A minimum number of software components modules which comprise client RPC runtime component and an import API component included in the non-DCE computer system and an Ally component on the DCE computer systems to operate in conjunction with the client and server software to provide access to DCE services by non-DCE user applications through the RPC mechanisms of both systems eliminating the need to port the DCE software service components onto the non-DCE computer system.

Title
Ally mechanism for interconnecting non-distributed computing environment (DCE) and DCE systems to operate in a network system
Application Number
7/951069
Publication Number
5497463
Application Date
September 25, 1992
Publication Date
March 5, 1996
Inventor
Kevin M Farrington
Williamsville
NY, US
Chung S Yen
Bedford
MA, US
Bruce M Carlson
Phoenix
AZ, US
Scott A Stein
Phoenix
AZ, US
Agent
John S Solakian
Faith F Driscoll
Assignee
Bull HN Information Systems
MA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
G06F 13/20
G06F 13/00
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