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Reconfigure Sessions IBM Personal Communications/3270 Printer Support

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100371D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 87K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dahl, DR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This technique allows a user to reconfigure host sessions whether they are Logical Terminals or Logical Printers, via the Printer Utility, so as to use a different configured printer and configured printer translation table and to change the DOS timeout value for all printers. As a result, systems can be reconfigured 'on the fly' to better match their printer needs.

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Reconfigure Sessions IBM Personal Communications/3270 Printer Support

       This technique allows a user to reconfigure host sessions
whether they are Logical Terminals or Logical Printers, via the
Printer Utility, so as to use a different configured printer and
configured printer translation table and to change the DOS timeout
value for all printers.  As a result, systems can be reconfigured 'on
the fly' to better match their printer needs.

      A user may want to reconfigure a session to use another printer
for several reasons:
      - temporary need to use a different printer such as a graphics
or letter quality printer.
      - one printer might be used rarely versus another which never
seems to quit printing jobs; thus, the workload between printers can
be better balanced.
      - a host print job is initiated but because the printer is
busy, the job gets queued.  The user can then reconfigure that host
session to use another printer which is available.  After being
reconfigured, the printer job which was queued on the busy printer
will now be printed on the available printer.

      If a session is reconfigured to use another printer, the  user
ordinarily will need to reconfigure the session to use a different
printer translation table to match  the  new printer being used.

      Lastly, a user may want to reconfigure the DOS timeout value to
better match the length of time  between  when  DOS sends  the  last
character  to be printed and when the last character is actually
printed.

      The initial system configuration is created at customization
time.   At that time, the user configures the system for the printers
and printer translation tables which will be used by each session.
The DOS timeout value,  which by  default  is  30  seconds,  can
also  be  configured  at customization time. This initial system
configuration is the configuration used  when  the  Personal
Communications/3270 Software is loaded.

      Before the...