18th Large Installation System Administration Conference Abstract
Pp. 231240 of the Proceedings
Meta Change Queue: Tracking Changes to People, Places and Things
Jon Finke, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Managing information flow between different parts of the enterprise information infrastructure can be a daunting task. We have grown too large to send the complete lists around anymore, instead we need to send just the changes of interest to the systems that want them. In addition, we wanted to eliminate ``sneaker net'' and have the systems communicate directly without human intervention. Some of our applications required real time updates, and for all cases, we needed to respect the ``business rules'' of the destination systems when entering information. This paper describes a general method for propagating changes of information while respecting the needs of the target systems.
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