Generalized Process Network Server
Original Publication Date: 1987-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
A method is described for generalizing the interface to a variety of computer systems interconnected by networks of different types. This capability is provided by using a generalized server that can process requests between end users in a network. In the past many of the computer systems could not exchange information due to unresolved interfaces. The disclosed method uses a command processor which examines the header of each transaction sent to the server. A value contained in the header is looked up in a process-server table to determine if the application can be immediately accessed. If the application is available, the transaction is sent to the application. If the application is unavailable, it is added to a queue of requests and processed first-in, first-out.