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What is OFF BOARD SERVER

Awais Bajwa
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I dont know wht is ment by OF BOARD SERVER
Can anybody explain?

Awais
Sreenivasa Majji
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From http://www.leocrawford.org.uk/work/jcea/part1/legacy.html

Off-board server:
An off-board server is a server that executes as a proxy for a legacy system. It communicates with the legacy system using the custom protocols supported by the legacy system. It communicates with external applications using industry-standard protocols.

From http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/People/WillieSCEAProtocol
Off-board server
proxy of a legacy server
An off-board server is used enable secure remote access to mainframes. This is done typically done by forwarding SSL requests to the mainframes via serial connections

Hope this helps.


Sreenivasa Majji
Dan Drillich
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Off-board server:
An off-board server is a server that executes as a proxy for a legacy system. It communicates with the legacy system using the custom protocols supported by the legacy system. It communicates with external applications using industry-standard protocols.


It fits the definition of an adapter ....

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Dan


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