Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
In a multi-terminal data processing system or network, each user is allocated address space in the memory of the host central processing unit. Access to the allocated address space is by a procedure known as "logging on" or, more simply, by the command LOGON. An address space normally will only have one user logged on. The logon normally occurs from a terminal which has been conditioned by the system to contain a fill-in-the-blanks display screen for user identification, password and other identification. In a process of terminal cloning, another terminal can be added to the address space of a primary terminal so that the cloned terminal is fully interactive with the system and has the same display screen contents as the primary terminal.