System Driven Keystroke Playback
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This article describes a method for monitoring and pacing the sending of keystroke sequences from a personal computer (PC) attached to a host computer system and emulating the protocol of a terminal normally attached to the computer system while Input Inhibit is posted. Keys in the sequences will be held and sent to the host's workstation controller, to which the PC is attached as the Input Inhibit condition permits. This method enables the PC user to enter keystrokes while Input Inhibit is posted or send predefined keystroke sequences which may cause Input Inhibit to be posted before the end of the sequence. Keystrokes will not be lost during the Input Inhibit condition. The PC through emulation appears to the host system as other workstations or terminals. No changes to the workstation controller support are required.