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Sharing Folders Between a Host and PC

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034286D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Fleming, PJ Furuseth, AM Regnier, BA Simon, EP Wenz, DG Youngers, DN [+details]

Abstract

This technique allows the secondary storage (folders) on the host System/36 (S/36) to be accessible to both the host and attached personal computers (PCs). The host and the PC simultaneously access the same folder using their own access method from their own user interface. The PC and the host share data stored within a folder. The fact that the data is stored in a host folder rather than on the PC is transparent to the user and the PC application. Sharing folders between the host and the PC involves the following enhancements: It allows the PC to assign drive letters to folders on the host similar to the way a drive letter is assigned to a PC hard disk or diskette drive. Thus, whenever a PC uses the assigned drive letter, a host folder is accessible to the PC.