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Send Files from LAN to Wide Area Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105610D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beausoleil, WF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method which allows Local Area Network (LAN) users to send files through a System/370* (S/370) host Wide Area Network (WAN).

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Send Files from LAN to Wide Area Network

      Disclosed is a method which allows Local Area Network (LAN)
users to send files through a System/370* (S/370) host Wide Area
Network (WAN).

      IBM LAN Resource Extension and Services/VM (LANRES/VM), IBM
Program Number 5684-142, provides a connection via a S/370
channel-attached NetWare** file server that enables LAN users to send
print files up to a S/370 host printer.  Instead of printing the job,
a user exit routine can route the job onto an IBM wide area network
(such as Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem - RSCS) for
delivery to users on the same or other systems.

      The standard NetWare print command "NPRINT" is used to send the
data to the NetWare server and then to the S/370 host via LANRES/VM.
NPRINT provides a number of options that are examined by the user
exit routine to determine the processing of the file.  Most options
may take on only certain preset values, but two options, NAME and
BANNER, may contain arbitrary, user-assigned data.  These two options
are used to designate the recipient of the file.

      A third option, FORMS, designates the type of processing the
S/370 host should perform when it receives the file.  "FORMS=BINARY"
tells the S/370 host not to modify the data.  "FORMS=STANDARD"
specifies a standard ASCII file that needs no conversion to EBCDIC
before sending.  "FORMS=MAIL" tells the S/370 host to convert the
data from ASCII to EBCDIC, and sent it to the designa...