The optional TSX-Net networking system offers transparent access to
remote files, peripherals and programs as well as remote login (SET
HOST) among TSX-32 systems. Record locking is supported through the
network, allowing you to have shared databases accessed from any
computer on the network.
TSX-Net uses the industry-standard TCP/IP protocol which provides
peer-to-peer services so that every computer has equal standing and
there is no master computer or dedicated file server. Any program on
any computer in the network can access any file, peripheral, or program
on any other computer in the network.
Single-user and multi-user TSX-32 systems can be configured into a LAN
using high speed Ethernet links, or a WAN over async serial lines.
Accessing shared data bases (with record locking), remote printers, and
other remote devices is as easy as adding a network "node" name to a
file specification. For example, the following specification is for a
file on the network node named DEV: "DEV::C:\ALPHA\JUNE.DAT".
TSX-Net implements the Berkeley "Sockets" API for program-to-program