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SNA Communication System Active List

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056923D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Batiste, RD Bender, CS Clark, JR King, SA Rogers, CW [+details]

Abstract

Many communications systems today do not have the ability to display any of the active sessions with other partners. The user must make and maintain his own list with the transaction program. A transaction program written by other programmers will not use the same format to list needed IDs. In accordance with the new method, the panel, Display Session List, gives names of all Local Units (LUs), Partner LUs and Modes. The Session IDs, LU Type Destination Address Field and Data Link Controller (DLC) Type will be listed with the LU, Partner LU and Mode. This will give a clear understanding of how the communication system is configured and is executing. The user may now wish to use other services of Subsystem Management to help with the performance. The Display Session List Panel is shown in the figure.