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List of Network Stations Menu on IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060302D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Carver, M: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A method is described to permit the IBM PC Network 3270 operator to establish the names of those Network Stations which are associated with a particular "Gateway" on the IBM PC Network. The IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program is a program product which emulates a 3274 control unit with a 3278 display and 3287 printer. It connects to the host using a Synchronous Data Link Control (SDLC) communications facility and sends/receives data using the Systems Network Architecture (SNA) protocol. The program product can be configured to run on the IBM PC Network. For this configuration, one station, called a "Gateway," emulates the 3274 control unit and communicates with the host using SDLC. Other PC stations, called Network Stations, attach to the "Gateway" on the IBM PC Network and communicate with the host through the "Gateway.

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List of Network Stations Menu on IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program

A method is described to permit the IBM PC Network 3270 operator to establish the names of those Network Stations which are associated with a particular "Gateway" on the IBM PC Network. The IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program is a program product which emulates a 3274 control unit with a 3278 display and 3287 printer. It connects to the host using a Synchronous Data Link Control (SDLC) communications facility and sends/receives data using the Systems Network Architecture (SNA) protocol. The program product can be configured to run on the IBM PC Network. For this configuration, one station, called a "Gateway," emulates the 3274 control unit and communicates with the host using SDLC. Other PC stations, called Network Stations, attach to the "Gateway" on the IBM PC Network and communicate with the host through the "Gateway." The "Gateway" operator needs to indicate which Network Stations are logically connected to the "Gateway." The "List of Network Stations" menu provides the interface needed to establish station names on the IBM PC Network. The menu is present on a "Gateway" or "Gateway" with Network Station configuration. The operator enters the "Gateway" name and the names of the Network Stations which he chooses to be logically connected to the "Gateway." Since a Network Station can have both a display session and a printer session, the operator can specify this information in the...