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Automatic Job Attribute Conversion for Print Services Facility/6000 Printing with Multiple Virtual Storage/Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114839D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Black, B: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for converting and providing print related information from the Multiple Virutal Storage (MVS) operating system to Print Services Facility/6000 (PSF/6000). Information associated with MVS print data, which is required for proper presentation and distribution, is converted to options that can be used by PSF/6000. These options are provided to the network transport program to be sent, along with the print data, to the system on which PSF/6000 is running.

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Automatic Job Attribute Conversion for Print Services Facility/6000
Printing with Multiple Virtual Storage/Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol

      Disclosed is a method for converting and providing print
related information from the Multiple Virutal Storage (MVS) operating
system to Print Services Facility/6000 (PSF/6000).  Information
associated with MVS print data, which is required for proper
presentation and distribution, is converted to options that can be
used by PSF/6000.  These options are provided to the network
transport program to be sent, along with the print data, to the
system on which PSF/6000 is running.

      The method uses an Input Record Exit module for the
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) for MVS
Network Print Facility (NPF).  The function of this module will be to
  o  Keep track of the beginning and end of datasets based on various
      call function-types.
  o  Add a 2-byte length in front of the data in each record.
  o  Access the MVS Job Control Language (JCL) control blocks
      associated with the current datasets being processed by NPF.
  o  Access other MVS control blocks containing pertinent
information.
  o  Provide the information accessed above to NPF by placing a
string
      of options in an area provided by NPF.

      These options are preceded by the characters "-o" which allows
them to be passed through the TCP/IP printing facility without being
examined...