07519726 is referenced by 252 patents and cites 24 patents.

Provided are methods, apparatus and computer programs for enhanced access to resources within a network, including for controlling use of bandwidth-sensitive connections within a network and/or for automated recovery. Hash values are used as ‘unique’ identifiers for resources distributed across a network, and each one of a set of pool servers store the hash values for a set of computers within a LAN. When a resource is required, a hash value representing the resource can be retrieved and compared with hash values stored at a pool server to determine whether the pool server holds a matching hash value. Any such matching hash value found on the pool server represents an identification of a local copy of the required resource, because of the uniqueness property of secure ash values. The information within the pool server can be used to access the required resource. If a large resource such as a BLOB or new version of a computer program can be obtained from another computer within a LAN, a reduction in reliance on bandwidth-sensitive Internet connections and reduced load on remote servers becomes possible.

Title
Methods, apparatus and computer programs for enhanced access to resources within a network
Application Number
10/735433
Publication Number
7519726 (B2)
Application Date
December 12, 2003
Publication Date
April 14, 2009
Inventor
Tejasvi Aswathanarayana
Bangalore
IN
Srinivas Belur Vijayaraghavan
Bangalore
IN
Shivakumara Venkateshamurthy
Bangalore
IN
Sudarshan Palliyil
Bangalore
IN
Agent
William Steinberg
T Rao Coca
Anthony V S England
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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