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Netbios Conversation Routing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109717D
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

Hartsig, RW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a process that uses unique naming conventions when using Netbios with Extended Services Database Manager. Netbios is the preferred method of communication between client and server in Extended Services 1.0 Database Manager. Previously Netbios was only used for DOS Database client communication.

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Netbios Conversation Routing

       Disclosed is a process that uses unique naming
conventions when using Netbios with Extended Services Database
Manager.  Netbios is the preferred method of communication between
client and server in Extended Services 1.0 Database Manager.
Previously Netbios was only used for DOS Database client
communication.

      A user must be able to interrupt an application on the Database
server from the client.  This is currently accomplished through the
Advanced Program to Program Communication/Lan Only Option (APPC/LOO)
concept of transaction programs.  When the user terminates the client
application a new APPC/LOO conversation is established specifying the
name of an interrupt agent on the server.  An Attach Manager loads
the agent on the server which then receives an interrupt message
specifying the server process to terminate.

      Netbios does not have this transaction program concept
therefore another method must be invented that allows the agent to be
loaded.

      Enhancements have been implemented so when the client name is
created, a prefix is added to uniquely identify the client.  The name
is built from the entry in the Database Manager Configuration "Node
Name" field.  The prefix is used to identify which type of client DOS
or OS/2*, and if an OS/2 client, the conversation type.  By using
different name prefixes the client can identify what type of
conversation is being established.  If the prefix specifies...