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Automatic Recovery of IBM Personal Computer Network Session

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060298D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Pekowski, RP [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for the IBM Personal Computer (PC) Network to recover when an IBM PC Network session becomes inactive for some reason. IBM PC Network SNA Emulation Program is a program product that provides 3270 emulation for PCs connected together on the IBM PC network. One PC acts as a "Gateway" to the host computer through an SNA/SDLC communications link. Other PCs, called Network Stations, are logically connected to "Gateway" through IBM PC Network sessions. An IBM PC Network session is a logical connection between two stations on the IBM PC Network. Conditions such as power off and ending the 3270 program cause the session to drop not only on the station on which they occur, but on the station that is logically connected to it as well.