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Multiple Terminal Simulator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046549D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kelly, KF [+details]

Abstract

Providing multiple terminal simulating capabilities permits a user on one terminal to easily switch between logons and perform the work of several terminals. Normally, a terminal is logged on to one address space at a time. By providing multiple terminal simulator code, a user invokes a simulator command under his normal logon. The simulator will then request that some number of job names, user names, and environment names be entered. This data is used to start multiple jobs. In a system that supports logons across different nodes connected via networking, the target node name for the jobs may be other than the node the user is currently running on. The started jobs or address spaces connect back to the simulator. The simulator saves the current screen image of each address space.