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Publication numberCA2427057 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberCA 2427057
PCT numberPCT/US2001/046139
Publication date2 May 2002
Filing date26 Oct 2001
Priority date27 Oct 2000
Also published asCA2427057C, EP1410138A2, EP1410138A4, EP1410138B1, US7610588, US7987472, US20100005103, WO2002035315A2, WO2002035315A3, WO2002035315A9
Publication numberCA 2427057, CA 2427057 A1, CA 2427057A1, CA-A1-2427057, CA2427057 A1, CA2427057A1, PCT/2001/46139, PCT/US/1/046139, PCT/US/1/46139, PCT/US/2001/046139, PCT/US/2001/46139, PCT/US1/046139, PCT/US1/46139, PCT/US1046139, PCT/US146139, PCT/US2001/046139, PCT/US2001/46139, PCT/US2001046139, PCT/US200146139
InventorsGeoffrey Hager, Robert Chang, Robert Tjia
ApplicantEistream Technologies, Inc., Geoffrey Hager, Robert Chang, Robert Tjia, Global 360, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: CIPO, Espacenet
Remote network management software
CA 2427057 A1
Abstract
A system and method is provided for remote administration and management of a computer network, by installation of distributed software agents in remote network components, such as software agents implemented using encapsulated reusable interfaces such as COM or COBRA interfaces. Remote network management is effected by communication with the distributed agents using a structured language-independent parsable text document, such as a markup language; e.g.
XML.
Description  available in
Claims(17)
1. A computerized method of monitoring and administering remote computer resources, the method comprising:
the installation of remote software agents which may access background processes of remote computer resources;
the composition of a markup language structured document which may provide structured data to a remote software agent;
return of an automatically-generated markup language structured document containing desired data regarding network attributes.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the remote software agents implement COM
component interfaces.
3. The method of claim 1, wherein the remote software agents utilize objects implementing a CORBA interface.
4. A method of administration of remote networked computing resources, the resources having an operating system running background processes, comprising the steps of retrieving via a structured markup document one or more particular subsets of available managed service properties or statistics specified by remote administrative client;
configuring, via a structured markup document transmitted to a remote administrative client, background processes of the resources.
5. The method of claim 4, wherein the structured markup language comprises an SGML
derivative.
6. The method of claim 5, wherein the structured markup language comprises XML.
7. A computerized method for the secure remote management of distributed computer network comprising the steps of:

providing a remote distributed agent resident on remote networked computers capable of monitoring and controlling operating system background processes, including dormant processes;
providing access to the remote distributed agent a utility for the processing and interpretation of programming language-independent passable text documents;
composing via a programming language-independent passable text document inquiries regarding network resources and background processes properties and status;
transmitting the text document via a secure transmission path to a remote distributed agent;
receiving via a secure transmission path from the remote agent a programming language-independent passable text document containing data regarding network status;
transmitting to a remote agent via a secure transmission path, a language-independent passable text document containing instructions to the remote agent for network administration functions for execution.
8. The method of claim 7 wherein the programming language-independent passable text document is composed in a SGML derived markup language.
9. The method of claim 8 wherein the language-independent passable text document is composed in XML.
10. The method of claim 7 wherein the secure transmission path is established using DOOM.
11. The method of claim 7 wherein the secure transmission path is established using Kerberos.
12. A remotely administered computerized network, comprising:
distributed computing resources comprising multiple computing and peripheral devices, said resources being interconnected by communications links;
an operating system;

distributed software agents resident on the remote devices, said agents using specified interface objects, said agents having access to and control over background processes of the network, and being capable of receiving and transmitting network administration data via structured markup documents.
13. The method of 12, wherein the markup documents are implemented in a derivative of SGML.
14. The method of 13, wherein the markup documents are implemented in XML.
15. The method of claim 12, wherein the interface objects are polymorphic interface objects.
16. The method of claim 15, wherein the interface objects are implemented as COM
components.
17. The method of claim 15, wherein the interface objects are implemented as CORBA
objects.
Classifications
International ClassificationH04L12/24
Cooperative ClassificationH04L41/0233, H04L41/0266, H04L41/0213, H04L41/048
European ClassificationH04L41/02B, H04L41/02E, H04L41/04C1, H04L41/02G3
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