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Host-to-Host File Transfer via 3270 Terminal Emulator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117899D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hayashi, Y: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to transfer files from one host system to another or, in one host system, from one user ID to another via 3270 terminal emulation software, which runs on a personal computer or a workstation.

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Host-to-Host File Transfer via 3270 Terminal Emulator

      Disclosed is a method to transfer files from one host system to
another or, in one host system, from one user ID to another via 3270
terminal emulation software, which runs on a personal computer or a
workstation.

      This method makes use of the existing file transfer program in
the host system; no changes are required at the host side.

      The Figure shows the process of this method.  Emulation
software (8) involved in this method must have Multiple Logical
Terminals (MLT) capability; with MLT, emulation software can create
multiple terminals logically on one personal computer or one
workstation.

      Two Logical Terminals (LTs) are used.  One logical terminal (5)
is used to log-on to a host system (1) which is the source of files
to be transferred.  The source files are stored in the disk space
(3).  The other logical terminal (6) is used to log-on to another
host system (or the same host system with a different user ID) (2),
which is the destination of the files.  The transferred files are to
be stored in the disk space (4).

      A program (7) is prepared in the emulation software (8).  The
program (7) moves data from one LT (5) to the other (6).  This data
move does not make use of any disk or other storage space for
tentative filing.  The program (7) gets data segments of the
transferred file from the receiving LT (5) as soon as they are
received from the host system (1),...