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Command Line Interace for Managing Network Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112617D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Callaway, JR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for managing network applications using the LAN Server Command Line Interface.

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Command Line Interace for Managing Network Applications

      Disclosed is a method for managing network applications using
the LAN Server Command Line Interface.

      The IBM OS/2* LAN Server's Command Line Interface (CLI) does
not provide a command for managing network applications defined in
the Domain Control Database (DCDB).  All the administration for
adding and updating network applications has to be done interactively
through the other LAN Server interfaces.  A LAN administrator cannot
create a batch file for adding or updating several network
applications.  A LAN administrator is forced to use the Graphical
User Interface all the time for managing network applications.

      Add a new command NET APP to the Lan Server Command Line
Interface for creating and updating network applications.  All the
attributes of a network application, except the settings information,
can be specified with the NET APP command.  When creating a new
application, the program type attribute is not required.  The NET APP
command determines the program type from the program name.  Also, the
remark field is optional.  The /private option can be used to create
an application that is private to a specific user or group.  If a
user ID or group ID is not specified with the /private option, the
application created is private to the logged-on user.

The syntax of NET APP is:

NET APP appid [/appdir:[d:]alias\rempath | localpath]
               [/command:"progname parms"]
               [/wrkdir:alias\rempath | localpath]
               [/remark:"text"]
               [/private:[userid | groupid]]
           ...