Check out the new USENIX Web site.

USENIX Home . About USENIX . Events . membership . Publications . Students
18th Large Installation System Administration Conference — Abstract

Pp. 231–240 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.

  • View the full text of this paper in HTML and PDF.
    Click here if you have forgotten your password Until November 2005, you will need your USENIX membership identification in order to access the full papers. The Proceedings are published as a collective work, © 2004 by the USENIX Association. All Rights Reserved. Rights to individual papers remain with the author or the author's employer. Permission is granted for the noncommercial reproduction of the complete work for educational or research purposes. USENIX acknowledges all trademarks within this paper.

  • If you need the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it from Adobe's site.
To become a USENIX Member, please see our Membership Information.


?Need help? Use our Contacts page.

Last changed: 16 Nov. 2004 aw
Technical Program
LISA '04 Home