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Service Allowing Non-compatible Machines to Access Network Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107805D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a new "Network Independent" service Component called "DOCKING SERVICE" that acts as an entry point for non-network machines to access network applications. This new service establishes a session with non-network terminals and exchange information with network applications that uses the DOCKING SERVICE.

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Service Allowing Non-compatible Machines to Access Network Applications

       This article describes a new "Network Independent"
service Component called "DOCKING SERVICE" that acts as an entry
point for non-network machines to access network applications. This
new service establishes a session with non-network terminals and
exchange information with network applications that uses the DOCKING
SERVICE.

      Installing the DOCKING SERVICE allows non-compatible machines
to access a linked network application. The DOCKING SERVICE provides
an interface between the non-compatible machine and the linked
network application. The DOCKING SERVICE contains two major
components: Application Specific Component (ASC) and the Remote
Terminal Service (RTS) component.

      The Remote Terminal Service (RTS) component provides a
communication link for the remote terminal. The RTS supports both the
Non- Programmable Terminal (NPT) and Intelligent Workstation (IWS)
terminal types. An established session between the remote terminal
and RTS component permits the remote user to communicate with the
desired network application. Depending on the terminal type (IWS or
NPT) the RTS formats the data and exchange data with the remote
terminal.

      The ASC component directly accesses the linked network
application services for the remote user. The ASC has two interfaces:
one to the Remote Terminal Service and another to the specific
network application. The interface to RTS is a...