NETBIOS SEND.NO.ACK Usage in Loaded LAN Environments
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Performance of the NETBIOS SEND.NO.ACK can be improved in some local area network (LAN) environments under heavy loads by using the SEND interface. This disclosure describes a technique to improve performance for application programs running in different computers connected by a LAN and using the SEND.NO.ACK function provided by the IBM network basic input/output system (NETBIOS) application programming interface (API). The NETBIOS API is implemented by the IBM LAN Support Program and the Communication Subsystem of OS/2* Extended Edition. The techniques described in this disclosure are also implemented in the IBM PC LAN Program (PCLP) version 1.30.