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FFST/2 Generic Alert Router for LAN and SNA Transports

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108130D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hrabik, RJ: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Disclosed is a Generic Alert Router provided as part of the OS/2* First Failure Support Technology (FFST) interface which will allow SNA Generic Alerts built using the FFST/2 interface to be sent to Netview directly via the OS/2 Communication Manager or indirectly via the IBM LAN Manager for subsequent routing to Netview. This Generic Alert Router eliminates the need for Applications that send Generic Alerts to understand any underlying alert transport mechanisms that may be available.

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FFST/2 Generic Alert Router for LAN and SNA Transports

       Disclosed is a Generic Alert Router provided as part of
the OS/2* First Failure Support Technology (FFST) interface which
will allow SNA Generic Alerts built using the FFST/2 interface to be
sent to Netview directly via the OS/2 Communication Manager or
indirectly via the IBM LAN Manager for subsequent routing to Netview.
This Generic Alert Router eliminates the need for Applications that
send Generic Alerts to understand any underlying alert transport
mechanisms that may be available.

      The destination for these alerts is user-selectable and allows
for the routing of these alerts to Netview via a System Service
Control Point - Physical Unit (SSCP-PU) session, a LAN 802.2 session
or to an FFST/2 dump file.  The FFST/2 Generic Alert Router utilizes
the FFST/2 DosProbeReqData and DosProbeGetData programming interface
to obtain a copy of the generic alert from FFST/2.  The Generic Alert
Router then utilizes the alert transport facilities currently
provided by the IBM OS/2 Extended Edition Communications Manager and
the IBM LAN Manager to send the alert to the destination specified by
the start-up parameters.

      The router may be started either by a 'RUN=' statement in the
CONFIG.SYS file or by a 'DETACH' statement at the command line.
Parameters passed to the router during start up control the routing
of the alerts to the appropriate destination.  These parameters are
as follows:
      - "DETACH EPWROUT" or "DETACH EPWROUT 1" -- This routes alerts
to the default destination, s...