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Traveling User for the MVS Office Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107149D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cox, DR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes the problem that OfficeVision* is not able to support a user away from his or her home terminal from accessing his or her Office System. If the user's home Office system is a System/390* host-based system, such as OfficeVision/VM (OV/VM) or OfficeVision/MVS (OV/MVS), and the traveling user has access to another System/390 host- based system with a connection to the home system, then traveling access is currently possible. However, access is not possible if both of these conditions are not met. It is important that a user's Office system is accessible at all times and from all locations.

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Traveling User for the MVS Office Environment

       This article describes the problem that OfficeVision* is
not able to support a user away from his or her home terminal from
accessing his or her Office System. If the user's home Office system
is a System/390* host-based system, such as OfficeVision/VM (OV/VM)
or OfficeVision/MVS (OV/MVS), and the traveling user has access to
another System/390 host- based system with a connection to the home
system, then traveling access is currently possible. However, access
is not possible if both of these conditions are not met. It is
important that a user's Office system is accessible at all times and
from all locations.

      The solution is to provide a platform for the traveling user
that is accessible both to the user from any location and to the
target home Office service. This platform is an APPC/MVS address
space that can be reached by a LU 6.2 protocol-based session. This
address space can act as a requester platform to either the Office
Servers of OV/MVS or an OfficeVision/2 (OV/2) LAN based Server. The
traveling user needs to provide an EUI and a connection between the
EUI and the Requester. The Requester works with the Home Server on a
normal Requester to Server basis. On the OV/2 LAN connection, the
Requester must act as a LAN- based requester. The Requester must
provide an access method to OS/2* files on the LAN server or use a
Server to Server protocol to gain access to the files. On the OV/MVS
connection the...