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IBM LAN Asynchronous Connection Server
LANACS.ZIP IBM LAN Asynchronous Connection Server Version 2.0 (zipped image)
ZP90-0387 IBM LAN Asynchronous Connection Server Version 2.0 (announcement)
US5500934 Display and control system for configuring and monitoring a complex system
Describes the LANACS GUI (pdf)
Asynchronous Communications Servers (PCMag article, LANACS 2.0)
TR Installation Guidelines - LANACS 1.0 (physical page 250)
The code name for LANACS was "Iroquois". Most likely named after the
federation of Indians in New England that all came together, speaking different
languages but working together. When you look at what LANACS does it is really
a big protocol translator.
IBM LAN Asynchronous Connection Server Version 2.0 supports:
Operation on Ethernet, the IBM Token-Ring Network, the broadband IBM PC
Network, and the IBM PC Network Baseband with IBM NETBIOS or TCP/IP
3270 protocol conversion, to IBM TCP/IP Hosts for LAN Attached
workstations and fixed function Asynch devices. Workstations can utilize the
Enhanced BIOS Interface, Asynchronous Communications Server Interface (ACSI),
or TCP/IP protocols, in Telnet Client mode.
Access to shared modems, for LAN Attached Workstations, utilizing the
Enhanced BIOS Interface, Asynchronous Communications Server Interface, or
TCP/IP Protocols, in Telnet Client mode.
Access to non-IBM TCP/IP Unix hosts, through the Server in line at a
time character mode for NETBIOS workstations (Running EBI, ACSI, emulators), or
Off-Net PC or PS/2 devices. Those workstations that support Kermit, can use
Kermit to perform bi-directional file transfers.
New Server management capabilities, a graphical-based configuration file
generation utility, and a removable EBIOS module.
Operation of the EBI, or ACSI, the SoftLogic Solutions Carousel and the
IBM Workstation Connectivity Memory Management Enhancement (WCMME) Programs to
allow task switching in a DOS machine.
Operation of the ACSI and EBI under Microsoft Windows 3.0
Direct connect, leased line, and dial out, AT command set modems, at
speeds up to 19.2 Kbs., using IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor Multiport/2
(RTICM/2) adapters or two serial communication adapters, but not to exceed 34