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Method to Allow a Windows User to Specify a DOS LAN Requester Fileset or Printer Alias when Connecting to an OS/2 Server Resource

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107810D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Haberski, MF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

When using the IBM DOS LAN Requester Windows product to browse network resources a Windows user is shown a list of aliases. Since aliases are shown in the list the user should be allowed to use these aliases when connecting to a network resource. Currently, a Windows user must specify the complete Universal Naming Convention (UNC) network path (i.e., servername pathname) when connecting to a network resource.

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Method to Allow a Windows User to Specify a DOS LAN Requester Fileset or Printer Alias when Connecting to an OS/2 Server Resource

       When using the IBM DOS LAN Requester Windows product to
browse network resources a Windows user is shown a list of aliases.
Since aliases are shown in the list the user should be allowed to use
these aliases when connecting to a network resource.  Currently, a
Windows user must specify the complete Universal Naming Convention
(UNC) network path (i.e.,   servername pathname) when connecting to a
network resource.

      In order to allow a DOS LAN Requester Windows user to connect
to a network resource using an alias, the code that handles the
network connections dialog box was modified to handle either aliases
or UNC names.  If the user entered an alias in the network
connections dialog box, either by selecting an alias from the
network's resources list box or by typing an alias in the network
path field, the code will now accept the alias name and will use it
when calling the connection routine in order to connect to the
network resource.