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Node Directory Tools

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109525D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Devany, EP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes tools used on the Node Directory as an aid to administrators and application programmers in managing the various Nodes in a network containing databases.

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Node Directory Tools

       This article describes tools used on the Node Directory
as an aid to administrators and application programmers in managing
the various Nodes in a network containing databases.

      The Node Directory on the OS/2* Database Manager contains
information needed to connect to remote nodes in a network.  This
information is cataloged by a system administrator after the network
and Communication Manager have been set up.  Periodically, users,
network administrators, and application programmers need to see the
information cataloged in the Node Directory in order to route
requests to the proper database, to adjust network routing to
databases, or for other reasons.

      Functions are provided to retrieve information from the Node
Directory files that will aid network administrators or application
programmers in managing and displaying the node names on a network.
These functions are:
      Open Node Directory for Scan:
                            This function is used to open a scan on a
node directory.  A copy, or snapshot, of the Node directory is read
into RAM and held there until released.  Up to 8 snap-shots of the
directory can be taken by an application within a process.  As each
snapshot is taken, a handle is returned to the caller to identify it
for obtaining information using the other functions in this tool.
      Get Next Node Directory Entry:
                     ...