Multi-Thread Host Server for PC Support
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
A host server which can support many Personal Computers (PCs) making many requests all simultaneously to the host for the same, or different, functions and for synchronizing these requests where necessary, as well as for host requests made to any PC, thus providing a host programming interface allowing any host server or requester function to be implemented, comprises Function Server Managers (FSMs), Function Requester Managers (FRMs) and Terminal Session Managers (TSMs) in the host, assumed for the purposes of this description to be a CICS/VS host. Function Server Managers (FSMs) are provided for the following functions: File services Print services Message services They run as separate tasks which handle all requests in order by implementing a queue of requests which are dequeued in order.