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Remote File Access Transparency via Transmission Control Protocol Internet Protocol

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105343D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gioia, JO: AUTHOR

Abstract

An open method for transparent remote file access and services via TCP/IP from VM/CMS is disclosed. This method demonstrates the effective use of TCP/IP services.

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Remote File Access Transparency via Transmission Control Protocol Internet Protocol

      An open method for transparent remote file access and services
via TCP/IP from VM/CMS is disclosed.  This method demonstrates the
effective use of TCP/IP services.

     This interface provides a common dialog to various remote
systems (AIX*, UNIX**, MVS, OS/2* and VM).  A full screen facility
(similar to FULIST/FILELIST) is available to allow users to access
and alter remote file systems on the various platforms and optionally
issue commands to the remote systems and receive the results locally.

     A set of API's are provided to both the user and programs to
easily process files and access services on remote systems.  Sample
code is available with the TCP/IP Program Product for VM.  A number
of User-Exits are provided to allow User-Defined functions for the
Full-Screen facility.

     This service also provides multitasking capabilities by
exploiting the services of the VM/BATCH subsystem.  This allows users
to issue many commands to remote systems without locking up the
current CMS session.

     The VM operating system supports the program product TCP/IP
(5735-FAL Transmission Control Protocol Internet Protocol) that
provides all of the published protocols and utilities.  There is a
great deal of function available, unfortunately, there is no utility
that ties together many of the interfaces and capabilities of TCP/IP
on VM.  Users on VM are overwhelmed with number of commands and
subcommands to achieve a simple networked based task.  Combine this
with the fact that TCP/IP uses very technical terminology, and you
can see how the new user can become truly overwhelmed.

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