The InfoConnect A Series TCP/IP Transport package (TCP-AA) consists of the A Series TCP/IP service library.
As shown in the following figure, this library enable PCs to communicate with a Unisys ClearPath NX/LX series or A Series host via any Winsock-compatible TCP/IP network:
The TCP/IP external interface library is included in the InfoConnect TCP/IP Transport package. When you create or configure TCP-A paths, you configure both TCP-A and the TCP/IP Transport.
TCP-A offers a number of features:
You can specify whether to communicate in ASCII for terminal emulation, or in binary for printing.
You can specify whether the data should be in an 80-column or 132-column format.
You can have TCP-A automatically select the terminal emulation type, or you can select one manually.
You can specify either an IP address or a domain name for the host.
You can modify the standard EBCDIC-to-ASCII and ASCII-to-EBCDIC translation tables so that you can customize communication between the PC and the host.
You can specify advanced configuration options, such as TCP or UDP socket options or the lingering value.
TCP-A Installation Results
When you install TCP-A, the following information is added to the InfoConnect database:
The TCP-A package
The package name is ICW40-ATA, and the description is A Series TCP Protocols.
The TCP-A service library
The Library ID is TCP-A, and the description is A Series TCP Protocol.
The TCP-A path template
The Template ID is TCPA, and the description is A Series TCP Protocol. This path template contains the TCP-A service library and the TCP external interface library, and uses MT for its application type.