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Method to Recognize a User who has Logged On to a Network Through Windows, DOS LAN Requester Command Line or DOS LAN Requester Full Screen Interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107831D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cheok, CK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The IBM DOS LAN Requester (DLR) Version 1.3 shipped three files necessary to support network log on using Windows. These three files made it possible for a user to log on to a network using Windows.

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Method to Recognize a User who has Logged On to a Network Through Windows, DOS LAN Requester Command Line or DOS LAN Requester Full Screen Interface

       The IBM DOS LAN Requester (DLR) Version 1.3 shipped three
files necessary to support network log on using Windows. These three
files made it possible for a user to log on to a network using
Windows.

      However, if users logged on using Windows and then exited
Windows, their log on was not recognized by either the DLR
Full-Screen Interface (DLR FSI) or the DLR Command Line. This created
obvious problems since a user could log on under Windows using one
UserID and then log on with the DLR using another UserID.  The basic
problem that existed was that Windows Log on and DLR Log on were
unrecognizable to one another.

      The IBM product DOS LAN Requester Windows has made it possible
for a network log-on using any of the above-mentioned methods to be
recognized by any of the other methods.  By modifying the current DLR
code to enable it to run under Windows, the log-on code which is
executed when a user logs on using DOS LAN Requester Windows can
modify the same tables and global memory areas that the text-based
DLR uses to manage its log-on information.  The DOS LAN Requester
Windows log- on code located in the network driver which runs under
Windows calls the DLR modified code which resides in a dynamic link
library (DLL).  The code in the DLL executes similar logic that
occurs when a user logs on th...