DAV-based event notification protocol

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From: Jim Whitehead (ejw@ics.uci.edu)
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 22:26:43 PDT

Surendra Reddy (no longer identifying himself as beign from Oracle)
submitted this DAV-based event notification protocol to the IETF recently...

- Jim

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        Title : Event Notification Protocol - ENP
        Author(s) : S. Reddy
        Filename : draft-skreddy-enp-protocol-00.txt
        Pages : 23
        Date : 19-May-00

As the complexity of distributed applications increases, an
increasing amount of processing is done using distributed processes,
which typically execute without the direct supervision of an end
user. The user must poll these processes periodically to check if
they are completed successfully or not. This polling results in
unnecessary wastage of network bandwidth as well as computing
resources. The user generally cannot see intermediate results or
progress reports for long running processes, they must wait till the
process is completely finished before viewing the results.
Thus the problem of monitoring events is central in distributed
applications and protocols. A repeated need in such applications is
receive notifications when a resource property value changes or
event state changes. Current database systems provides mechanisms
like constraints, triggers and active database rules. These
facilities provides an automated means to ensure the database
integrity or perform specific action when data changes. Need for
such kind of requirement is fundamental is network applications

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