System for software distribution in a digital computer network

Electrical computers and digital processing systems: multicomput – Network computer configuring – Reconfiguring

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709202, 713712, 395712, G06F 15177, G06F 9445

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061381535

ABSTRACT:
A system and method for transferring digital computer software and data from one digital computer to one or more digital computers through a network of electrical connections between the two or more digital computers. An installation agent is established at each target machine and software to be transferred is placed within a software package, wherein the software package includes the software and installation commands for installing the software. The software package package is transferred to each target machine and installed by alerting the installation agent that a software package has arrived and executing commands within the installation agent to send an install message to the software package, wherein the install message causes the software package to execute the installation commands.

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