advanced communication function/network control program

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Advanced Communication Function/Network Control Program definition

networking
(ACF/NCP, usually called just "NCP") The primary SNA network control program, one of the ACF products. ACF/NCP resides in the communications controller and interfaces with ACF/VTAM in the host processor to control network communications.
NCP can also communicate with multiple hosts using local channel or remote links (PU type 5 or PU type 4) thus enabling cross domain application communication. In a multiple mainframe SNA environment, any terminal or application can access any other application on any host using cross domain logon.
See also Emulator program.
[Communication or Communications?]
(1999-01-29)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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