Distinguished name scoping system for event filtering

  • US 6,484,200 B1
  • Filed: 06/11/1999
  • Issued: 11/19/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/11/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer implemented method of managing operations on a network, the method comprising:

  • receiving on a network an event communication that characterizes an event that has occurred at, or that affects, one or more network participants;

    examining the event communication to determine whether the event is associated with at least one object or object level on a selected object list having at least one specified object or object level; and

    when the event is associated with at least one object or object level that is on the object list, taking at least one of two actions;

    (1) communicating selected information that describes the event to a selected event information recipient; and

    (2) storing selected information on the event; and

    examining said event communication to determine whether said event has at least one event characteristic that appears on a selected event list of at least one specified event characteristic; and

    when said event has at least one characteristic that is on the characteristic list, taking at least one of two actions;

    (1) communicating said selected information on at least one selected event characteristic that describes said event to a selected event information recipient; and

    (2) storing said selected information on said event;

    wherein said characteristic list is chosen to include at least one of the following event characteristics;

    one or more specified network nodes involved in said event;

    a specified geographical region in which said event occurs;

    a specified time interval within which said event occurs or is initiated;

    a specified class of devices involved in said event;

    specified severity of said event; and

    said event is one or more specified event types.

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