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1. CA2423175 - NON-INVASIVE AUTOMATIC OFFSITE PATCH FINGERPRINTING AND UPDATING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Office
Canada
Application Number 2423175
Application Date 20.09.2001
Publication Number 2423175
Publication Date 28.03.2002
Publication Kind A1
IPC
G06F 9/455
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
06using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
44Arrangements for executing specific programs
455Emulation; Interpretation; Software simulation, e.g. virtualisation or emulation of application or operating system execution engines
G06F 9/445
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
06using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
44Arrangements for executing specific programs
445Program loading or initiating
CPC
G06F 11/1433
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
11Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
07Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
14Error detection or correction of the data by redundancy in operation
1402Saving, restoring, recovering or retrying
1415at system level
1433during software upgrading
G06F 8/62
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
8Arrangements for software engineering
60Software deployment
61Installation
62Uninstallation
G06F 8/65
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
8Arrangements for software engineering
60Software deployment
65Updates
Applicants PATCHLINK.COM CORPORATION
Inventors MOSHIR, SEAN
ANDREW, CHRISTOPHER A. H.
HUDLER, JACK LEE
LI, LEON
GORDON, JONATHAN M.
BACON, MICHAEL
WILLIAMS, NOAH
LANE, JONATHAN
HORTON, JAMES J.
FERGUSON, DAN
Priority Data 60/234,680 22.09.2000 US
Title
(EN) NON-INVASIVE AUTOMATIC OFFSITE PATCH FINGERPRINTING AND UPDATING SYSTEM AND METHOD
(FR) SYSTEME ET PROCEDE D'ATTRIBUTION D'EMPREINTES DE RETOUCHES ET DE MISE A JOUR AUTOMATIQUE, A DISTANCE ET SANS INTERVENTION
Abstract
(EN)
Methods, systems, and configured storage media including a discovery agent (548) are provided for discovering software updates, discovering if a given computer (202) can use the software update, and then updating the computers with the software as needed automatically across a network (200) without storing the updates on an intermediate machine within the network. Furthermore, when a failure (316) is detected, the rollout is stopped and the software can be automatically removed (324) from those computers that already were updated. The software update can be stored originally at an address that is inaccessible through the network firewall (214) by intermediately uploading the software update to an update computer (220) which is not a part of the network but has access through the firewall, which is then used to distribute the update.