Patent Number: 6,170,008

Title: On-the-fly trivial file transfer protocol

Abstract: A network server, and a method for building a boot file in response to a standard protocol request. Network specific and client specific parameters necessary to build the boot file are encoded into the path name and file name of the standard protocol request respectively. A special character in the standard protocol request triggers the network server to decode the parameters from the standard protocol request and then use the decoded parameters to build the boot file on-the-fly.

Inventors: Bahlmann; Bruce F. (Waverly, IA), Field; Brian (Boulder, CO), Melle; Chris F. (Longmont, CO)

Assignee: Mediaone Group, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 9/445 (20060101); G06F 9/46 (20060101); G06F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018