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Web-Based Troubleshooter Generation for System Administration

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3 Author(s)
Shimomura, T. ; Dept. of Inf. Sci. & Intell. Syst., Univ. of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan ; Ikeda, K. ; Takahashi, M.

This paper proposes a method for generating a Web-page based troubleshooter, which diagnoses troubles about computer system administration. This troubleshooter digs out several possible causes (hypotheses) from the current status of a trouble, and then examines those hypotheses in turn. After the cause is identified, it will present a solution to fix the trouble. To illustrate the status of a trouble, possible causes,examination methods and presentation of a solution, WebPages (hereafter, info pages) are used, which are defined in HTML code. From the info pages that explain each status of troubleshooting, the method this paper presents generates troubleshooter client/server interface, a stack of status history and titled links to the next info pages. This paper also describes two ways to easily implement this method on both of a client side and a server side.

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Computer Science and Information Engineering, 2009 WRI World Congress on  (Volume:7 )

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March 31 2009-April 2 2009