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Generalized File Transfer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099213D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Haynes, LS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is disclosed for providing a file transfer interface for all types of transfer emulators/protocols. A set of common performed by all file transfer utilities is into a file transfer application layer. Another set protocol specific functions is grouped into an emulator An efficient interface is used to interact between two layers. The external manifestation of this is the user sees file transfer as a common function of a lot of emulator/protocol specific utilities.

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Generalized File Transfer

       A method is disclosed for providing a file transfer
interface for all types of transfer emulators/protocols.  A set of
common performed by all file transfer utilities is into a file
transfer application layer.  Another set protocol specific functions
is grouped into an emulator  An efficient interface is used to
interact between two layers.  The external manifestation of this is
the user sees file transfer as a common function of a lot of
emulator/protocol specific utilities.

      The one common file transfer application layer consists the
following functions:
  Menu/Operator interface
  Message interface
  File I/O interface
  ASCII/EBCDIC translations

      Multiple emulator layers can exist, and each consists of
following functions:
  File transfer protocol handling
  Communications I/O
  Emulator functions

      The file transfer application layer provides a common for
different file transfer protocols.  When the transfer application
layer connects to an emulator, it the protocol to be used during the
connection. the file transfer application layer has connected, with
the emulator proceeds in the same way for protocols, except that
different message numbers are and the number of units of data
transferred are for each protocol.

      The emulator layer provides services to the file application
layer for transporting information to from a host computer or another
PC with the appropriate transfer protoc...