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Local Remote Job Operator Operational Transparency

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000078693D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boggs, JK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In the past, local and remote terminal users had different command sets requiring different command processors. Further, duplicate copies of reader/writer/command code or different combinations of code existed, tailored to a terminal configuration. This greatly increased storage overhead. The system shown in the drawing, allows a remote terminal user to use the capabilities of a particular system installation as if the central system were located at the remote site. A job or batch of jobs may be entered into the system from remote terminals. No special job control language (JCL) statements or parameters are needed to enter jobs on the remote terminals. Further, operator commands used by remote terminal users are a subset of the local terminal users commands.

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Local Remote Job Operator Operational Transparency

In the past, local and remote terminal users had different command sets requiring different command processors. Further, duplicate copies of reader/writer/command code or different combinations of code existed, tailored to a terminal configuration. This greatly increased storage overhead. The system shown in the drawing, allows a remote terminal user to use the capabilities of a particular system installation as if the central system were located at the remote site. A job or batch of jobs may be entered into the system from remote terminals. No special job control language (JCL) statements or parameters are needed to enter jobs on the remote terminals. Further, operator commands used by remote terminal users are a subset of the local terminal users commands.

Operational flow for job input and output is performed using the same job entry subsystem (JES) reader and writer facilities. This provides identical function to both local or remotely submitted or received jobs.

The operational flow for console input and console output is performed using the same command processing and write to operator (WTO) facilities.

The only change in operational flow occurs at the output of the WTO process, where a decision is made as to whether the message goes to a remote or a local user.

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