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Non-Native Networking Status

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106243D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 4 page(s) / 89K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chung, CY: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a program that displays Non-Native Networking Status in a Multiple Protocols Transport Networking Environment. This program runs on the OS/2* IPC/Transport Platform.

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Non-Native Networking Status

      Disclosed is a program that displays Non-Native Networking
Status in a Multiple Protocols Transport Networking Environment.
This program runs on the OS/2* IPC/Transport Platform.

      In many previous communication/networking products, the
displaying of network status is limited to the NATIVE networking
situation only.  The network status is needed for an end user or
administrator to manage his network.

      In OS/2 IPC/Transport Platform for Multi-Protocol Transport
Networking Environment, the command "MPTSTAT" is used to display the
NATIVE as well NON-NATIVE networking status of a MPTN access node.
This provides the user with useful networking information at both the
transport service user's level and the transport service provider's
level.

      Native Networking occurs when a MPTN user can reach its partner
by using the same transport protocol that it represents, e.g., a
NetBIOS application in one access node can reach its NetBIOS partner
using a NetBIOS network.  In other words, the user and the transport
protocol it uses match.

      Non-native Networking occurs when an application using one
transport networking model, e.g., TCP/IP, to communicate with one
another application over a different transport/networking protocol,
e.g. NetBIOS.  TCP/IP, in this case, is the NON-NATIVE network
service user over a NATIVE network service provider, in this case
NetBIOS.

      The example below shows the informat...