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Workgroup Administration and User Distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105493D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beausoleil, WF: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method which allows System/370* (S/370) host users to administer Local Area Network (LAN) user resources and to distribute data to LAN users via a S/370 channel-attached LAN file server.

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Workgroup Administration and User Distribution

      Disclosed is a method which allows System/370* (S/370) host
users to administer Local Area Network (LAN) user resources and to
distribute data to LAN users via a S/370 channel-attached LAN file
server.

      A "Workgroup Administrator" is delegated a specific group of
LAN users by the LAN supervisor to assist him in managing the LAN
resources.  A workgroup administrator can perform a defined subset of
supervisor functions, such as added and deleting users and user
groups.  If a workgroup administrator has been assigned rights by the
supervisor, he can then make or modify trustee directory and file
assignments, volume restrictions, and disk space restrictions.
Workgroup administrators cannot create a user that is
security-equivalent to the supervisor, create a workgroup
administrator, or assign rights to others that the LAN supervisor has
not authorized.  The specific functions that a workgroup
administrator can perform and the associated security enforcement are
controlled by the LAN file server.

      "User Distribution" allows S/370 end-users (as opposed to
privileged system users) to share data files between the S/370 host
disks and LAN file server disks.  The S/370 user is given the ability
to create, read, write, erase, etc. any LAN file server data that he
has authority to access as a LAN user.  In addition, a central S/370
host focal point for distributing data to the LAN file servers can
also be...