US Patent No: 5,367,635

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Network management agent with user created objects providing additional functionality

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A computer network management software agent which includes the ability for users to add new user defined management objects. A user editable text file defines object identifications, object types, and the path and name of associated executable software. A user can then invoke user defined executable software at a managed node by sending a network command and a user defined associated object identifier to the agent in the managed node. Data can be sent between a user and user defined executable software. A timeout feature generates an error if commands are not completed within a user defined time.

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HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANYPALO ALTO, CA2952

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Bauer, Neal Loveland, CO 1 226
Kepke, Mark A Ft. Collins, CO 1 226

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