IBM LANACS
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)

Screenshots: Splash screen, Model Selection, HW Setup, Sample 1, Sample 2

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.


Features

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 protocols.

  • 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 lines total.

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