Methods, systems and computer program products for transferring files from a data processing server to a remote/mobile data processing node

  • US 5,819,274 A
  • Filed: 06/06/1997
  • Issued: 10/06/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for transferring a first file from a data processing server to a remote/mobile data processing node which is temporarily and intermittently linked thereto for communication therebetween, said first file transferring method comprising the steps of:

  • identifying a second file which is required in order to use said first file at said remote/mobile node;

    probing said node during a remote/mobile communication between said server and said remote/mobile node, to identify whether said second file is present at said remote/mobile node;

    transferring said second file to said remote/mobile node during a remote/mobile communication between said server and said remote/mobile node, if said second file is not present at said remote/mobile node; and

    transferring said first file to said remote/mobile node during a remote/mobile communication between said server and said remote/mobile node.

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