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Qualification of Network Name With Job Name

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047982D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Crabtree, RP: AUTHOR

Abstract

In a multi-user data processing system it is necessary to uniquely identify each user of the system in order to control access to the system and to correlate data processing jobs with users. This is typically done with a user ID which is assigned to each user of the system, and this user ID is provided to the system when the user logs on to the system. A problem arises, however, when a user logs on more than once in order to work on different jobs. In such a case, it is necessary to be able to distinguish between these different jobs. In the past, this problem has been addressed by requiring each of the user's jobs to be run with a different user ID.

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Qualification of Network Name With Job Name

In a multi-user data processing system it is necessary to uniquely identify each user of the system in order to control access to the system and to correlate data processing jobs with users. This is typically done with a user ID which is assigned to each user of the system, and this user ID is provided to the system when the user logs on to the system. A problem arises, however, when a user logs on more than once in order to work on different jobs. In such a case, it is necessary to be able to distinguish between these different jobs. In the past, this problem has been addressed by requiring each of the user's jobs to be run with a different user ID.

This is confusing because it makes it difficult to determine exactly which jobs a given user currently owns and complicates the problem of resource ownership and sharing which is usually done on a user ID basis. A better solution to the problem of defining the name of a user of a data processing network in such a way as to maximize the probability that the name defined will be unique within the data processing network and yet not confusing is to append the job name to the otherwise defined network name as follows: network name / job name The "network name" is the primary name and correlates generally, though not necessarily, to the control program's user ID and node name. This name must generally be specified, but in certain special instances, as for example in the area of...