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Home Terminal Access to LAN Servers Utilizing Host Connection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107167D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Smith, MD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Home terminal users currently link to the IBM host through telephone lines using modems. Users log onto their userids and have access to the host machine and its various programs and files as if they were in their own office using a mainframe display console or a workstation with an emulation program.

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Home Terminal Access to LAN Servers Utilizing Host Connection

       Home terminal users currently link to the IBM host
through telephone lines using modems.  Users log onto their userids
and have access to the host machine and its various programs and
files as if they were in their own office using a mainframe display
console or a workstation with an emulation program.

      This article describes a method in which home terminal users
can have move and copy access to files on their Local Area Network
(LAN) Server workstations at the office.  Files can be copied and
moved in both directions.

      To provide this ability multiple applications are necessary.
In effect there are four applications working in concert, two run on
workstations and two on host ids.  A user logs on through the home
terminal program in the normal fashion.  The user then invokes an
OS/2* application which, in turn, begins an application on its host
connection.  This host application makes requests of the LAN
Server(s) by utilizing the LAN domain controller's host connection.
So, one application runs on the user's workstation communicating with
a second on the host.  The host application in turn communicates with
the LAN domain controllers' host id application (third application).
The fourth application runs on the LAN domain controller.  The fourth
application processes the requests and provides the necessary
security.

      The home terminal user's OS/2 application resembl...