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Handling of SNA Request Maintenance Statistics Command Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060247D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

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Clarke, K Dea, YE Gaither, WD Pekowski, R [+details]


The set of SNA commands responsible for the general management of the network is Network Services. Network Services is divided into categories, one of which is Maintenance Services. As a part of Maintenance Services, IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program supports the Request Maintenance Statistics (REQMS) and Record Formatted Maintenance Statistics (RECFMS) commands from the host. When the REQMS specifies type 2 Maintenance statistics, it is requesting that a RECFMS be generated with a count of the number of Program Checks (errors in SNA data traffic) that have occurred in the network at the devices attached to the control unit. On IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation, the Gateway is the control unit, and it receives the REQMS request for type 2 statistics from the host.