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Use of Host Application Name on Status Menu Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060230D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

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Carver, MH Clarke, K Dea, YE [+details]


A method to determine which host application is running at a Network Station so that the "Gateway" operator can monitor status at the station and diagnose problems that may occur is described. The IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation program product allows a Personal Computer (PC) to function as a 3274 Control Unit with attached PCs emulating 3278 displays and 3287 printers. The 3274 Control Unit PC is called a "Gateway," and the attached PCs are called Network Stations. In the event that a problem should occur in a Network Station, the "Gateway" operator must know the status of the station to isolate the problem. In particular, the operator needs to know what host application program is running at that station in order to determine if the problem originated in the host.