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Configuration Download From Host System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057418D
Original Publication Date: 1988-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Rowlance, EJ [+details]

Abstract

This article describes how the configuration of an IBM 5208 ASCII-5250 Link Protocol Converter can be downloaded from an attached host system. A typical configuration using the 5208 ASCII-5250 Link Protocol Converter is shown in the figure. The 5208, the 5250, and the other machines shown in the figure are all IBM machines, and user's guides and manuals are available for each of these machines from IBM for details of these machines. The 5208 is a stand-alone unit that provides the following functions: - Attachment of 7 ASCII displays and printers to System/36 and System/38 by performing protocol conversion between the ASCII/Async interface and the 5250 twinaxial interface.