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Transferring Files between PCs without a LAN Server/ Requester

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108280D
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Craig, D: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is an OS/2* application called File Transfer, which can transfer files between PCs without using a LAN server or requester.

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Transferring Files between PCs without a LAN Server/ Requester

       Disclosed is an OS/2* application called File Transfer,
which can transfer files between PCs without using a LAN server or
requester.

      From time to time it is necessary to move files between PC
controllers which are not set up as LAN servers or requesters.  These
files may be executable program files or data files.  The File
Transfer process is a load-on-demand process that may be run from the
command line or may be loaded by another process.  It sends NETBIOS
messages to the appropriate device manager processes to read and
write the file.  A device manager process can open, read, write, and
close files located on the PC where it (device manager) resides.

      File Transfer is unique in that it can be run on one PC and
transfer files between two other remote PCs.  When a transfer is
completed, the File Transfer process terminates.

      The figure illustrates the typical operation of the File
Transfer process.