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Modems Manager for PROFS PC Support Feature

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100508D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Giles, MD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

PROFS PC Support Feature (PCSF) only allows for autodialing one phone number when using a modem. When a user needs to dial another number, it must be done manually,. Modem Manager is a method that would enable users to autodial multiple hone numbers automatically.

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Modems Manager for PROFS PC Support Feature

       PROFS PC Support Feature (PCSF) only allows for
autodialing one phone number when using a modem.  When a user needs
to dial another number, it must be done manually,.  Modem Manager is
a method that would enable users to autodial multiple hone numbers
automatically.

      Currently PCSF will autodial whatever phone number is defined
in the PC2LOG.ON file.  Modem Manager is a process that will copy
different predefined autodial files to the PC2LOG.ON file prior to
dialing the modem.  This is accomplished by setting up a different
BAT file for each autodial file.

      The following is an example of how this could be accomplished
by writing additional BAT files for PCSF.
      The following steps must be defined on the PC.
      1.   Create multiple PC2LOG.xx files with unique extentions,
i.e., PC2LOG.SF, PC2LOG.DAL, PC2LOG.NY, etc.  Each file could have
different phone numbers, id's, system's etc. (Fig. 1).
      2.   Now write a BAT file for each PC2LOG.xx file, i.e.,
SF.BAT, DAL.BAT, NY.BAT.  The name of the BAT file should correspond
to the name of the 'xx' of the PC2LOG.xx file created in step 1.
      3.   Within each xx.BAT file write the appropriate COPY
statement to copy the desired PC2LOG.xx (the file created in step 1)
to PC2LOG.ON.  PC2LOG.ON is the file that is executed whenever an
autodial request is made from PCSF.  The second line should have one
command, "EPSIA...