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Provide a Method for Managing Multiple LAN Server Resources With Single Command Line Commands Utilizing the REXX Procedure Language

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107159D
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

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Abstract

This article describes a program that provides a command line function for administrators of OS/2* LAN Servers so that multiple functions are provided within a single command line. Functions provided are normal ADMIN commands as well as the unique RGROUP command and a command for listing access control information on a per user basis.

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Provide a Method for Managing Multiple LAN Server Resources With Single Command Line Commands Utilizing the REXX Procedure Language

       This article describes a program that provides a command
line function for administrators of OS/2* LAN Servers so that
multiple functions are provided within a single command line.
Functions provided are normal ADMIN commands as well as the unique
RGROUP command and a command for listing access control information
on a per user basis.

      In administration of several OS/2 LAN Servers, the command line
is sometimes more efficient and the administrator can create their
own tools using the REXX programming language.  Since both ADMIN
commands and often used REXX tools are used to administrate a domain,
it is an added advantage to create a single command line which would
do both.  Therefore, a single command processor called LAN (invoked
by typing LAN on the OS/2 command line) was created which executes
commands to the specified domain controller server and executes 2
other REXX tools to help in the administration of an OS/2 LAN Server.

      The LAN.CMD program parses the input to the command line and
executes the command based on the parameters passed to it.  This is
much like the NET command which executes a function based on the
parameter values passed to it.  The LAN command also has a help
parameter which displays the options to a user.

      The program module supplies 3 functions:
      1. A command she...