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Method to Permit the Removal of Case Sensitivity for Network Names

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038610D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bonebrake, VA Jeffries, LM Snyder, JW [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to permit the IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program and the IBM PC Network Program to be consistent in their handling of network names. The IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program is a software package which allows a personal computer to emulate a 3270 control unit with an attached 3278/3279 display and a 3287 printer in varying configurations, facilitating stand-alone and network operation. The IBM PC 3270 also supports the IBM PC Network Program, a key networking application which provides file sharing, redirection, and messaging functions. Previously the IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program and the IBM PC Network Program differed in the way they handled network names; IBM PC 3270 Emulation was case-sensitive, while IBM PC Network processes all names as upper case.