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File Transfer Functions for IBM Personal Computer Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060305D
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

Kennedy, JA: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described to provide 3270 Personal Computer (PC) File Transfer-type functions on the IBM PC Network without requiring a DOS partition. The IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program is a program product which emulates a 3274 Control Unit, 3278/3279 Display and 3287 Printer. It also provides the capability of a second partition in which to run programs on DOS. The product allows numerous configurations and increments of function depending on the operator-selected options and the available memory. The 3270 PC requires a DOS partition. In order to implement the 3270 PC File Transfer-type function without incurring the additional memory requirements of a DOS partition. The IBM Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program provides a Request Menu which is the operator interface for many local functions.

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File Transfer Functions for IBM Personal Computer Network

A method is described to provide 3270 Personal Computer (PC) File Transfer- type functions on the IBM PC Network without requiring a DOS partition. The IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program is a program product which emulates a 3274 Control Unit, 3278/3279 Display and 3287 Printer. It also provides the capability of a second partition in which to run programs on DOS. The product allows numerous configurations and increments of function depending on the operator-selected options and the available memory. The 3270 PC requires a DOS partition. In order to implement the 3270 PC File Transfer-type function without incurring the additional memory requirements of a DOS partition. The IBM Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program provides a Request Menu which is the operator interface for many local functions. This menu is always accessible from the 3270 session. The File Transfer operator interface is added to this menu. To initiate a transfer, the operator only has to press the Request Menu key, select the 3270 PC File Transfer option, and enter the appropriate transfer command. With this arrangement the user does not have to have the memory necessary for a DOS partition in order to do a file transfer, and the user interface to 3270 PC File Transfer is consistent with other IBM PC Network 3270 functions. 3270 PC File Transfer code is based on a state-driven algorithm. File Transfer data is sent and responded to bas...