Gateway Session Connection - Protocol Independent of WAN
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Current network controllers, such as the IBM 3274 Communicator Controller, do not operate to connect a Local Area Network (LAN) into a Wide Area Network (WAN) and operate only with specific protocols. Fig. 1 illustrates a WAN in which the connection protocol operates between the workstation 11 and the server 10, and is therefore independent of the protocol between the server 10 and the host 13. The architecture of the network 15 is described in the two preceding articles. The protocol may therefore be used in various networks independently of the WAN protocol in use. The disclosed protocol frees the user from having to implement a private protocol and, being general and free from other protocols' restrictions, is more easily extended.