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Using TSO at CCN (RFC0379)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003561D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Aug-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 8K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R.T. Braden: AUTHOR

Abstract

IBM's Time Sharing Option ("TSO") is now available at CCN for use via the Network with Telnet Protocol. TSO is not yet considered "production" by CCN, since there are a number of restrictions and glitches to be removed or documented. However, TSO is now quite stable and is up on a regularly scheduled basis; the system will allow an experienced programmer to work productively at CCN. To use TSO, you will need a valid CCN charge (billing) number, and a user-id. To obtain a charge number (if you do not already have one), or to obtain a TSO user-id, contact Barbara Noble at (213) 825-7438 or (213) 825-7452. At present we are not charging for TSO use (although any batch jobs submitted from TSO will be charged to your account). Barbara can assign on overhead charge number for experimental use of TSO if you do not have a paid account.

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NETWORK WORKING GROUP R.T. BRADEN

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS #379 UCLA/CCN

NIC 11121 AUGUST 11, 1972

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USING TSO AT CCN

IBM's Time Sharing Option ("TSO") is now available at CCN for use via

the Network with Telnet Protocol. TSO is not yet considered "production"

by CCN, since there are a number of restrictions and glitches to be removed

or documented. However, TSO is now quite stable and is up on a regularly

scheduled basis; the system will allow an experienced programmer to work

productively at CCN. To use TSO, you will need a valid CCN charge (billing)

number, and a user-id. To obtain a charge number (if you do not already

have one), or to obtain a TSO user-id, contact Barbara Noble at (213)

825-7438 or (213) 825-7452. At present we are not charging for TSO use

(although any batch jobs submitted from TSO will be charged to your account).

Barbara can assign on overhead charge number for experimental use of TSO if

you do not have a paid account.

Modes of TSO Use

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(1) Conversational Remote Job Entry

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Using TSO you can prepare an OS job stream using the TSO EDIT command,

SUBMIT the job to batch execution, monitor its STATUS, and ship the

OUTPUT back to EDIT for examination. This allows those of you with

TIP'S to process jobs at CCN without using NETRJS via a friendly

TENEX machine. Any batch job can be submitted this way.

(2) Foreground Execution

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Many OS/360 programs can be run, with varying degrees of inconvenience,

directly from the terminal. There are TSO commands providing the

facilities of EXEC and DD cards; the output stream can be directed to

the user's terminal. There are some important limitations to fore-

ground operation, however:

(1) The foreground region size is limited; at present, it is

128K, though this will be expanded.

(2) All datasets referenced must be on resident disk packs;

no disks or tapes can be mounted.

(3) Since you are time-sliced and swapped, it can be very

slow.

There are two important cases of foreground execution:

(A) The TEST command provides DDT-like debugging capability

for foreground programs.

(B) The user's own program can interact with his terminal.

NOTE: It is not yet possible for a program, either in batch...