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QSWITCH allows one LAN user to send a broadcast message to other LAN users.
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QSWITCH allows one LAN user to send a broadcast message to other LAN users.
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QwikSend, Version 1.0
Douglas M. Hurst
8912 Spur Road
Springfield, VA 22153
1-703-569-7715 (anytime)

Program type: Novell Network Utility

Purpose: To allow one LAN user to send a broadcast message(s)
to other LAN users

Description: QwikSend (QS.EXE) is a TSR program which allows the
sending of messages to persons logged to the same server. If
loaded before the environment "swellers" like PATH and PROMPT,
QS only takes up about 8.5K.

Operation:

QS is loaded by typing in

QS

where means press the Enter key.

QS will respond by saying it has loaded and tell you to press Alt =
to activate. If QS is already loaded, you will be so informed.
Provided QS was the last TSR loaded, you can unload it from memory
by Pressing Alt = followed by Alt X.

When you press Alt =, you will see a window similar to the following
in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.


-QwikSend 1.0 -
NAME: _
MSG:
Esc to exit

You will be prompted for a name.

-QwikSend 1.0 -
NAME: doug
MSG: _
Esc to exit

After you type in the name and press the Enter key, you will be
prompted for a message.

-QwikSend 1.0 -
NAME: doug
MSG: Let's do lunch?
Esc to exit

After you type in the message and press the Enter key, QS will
attempt to send the message. You may see one of three
responses...

Msg sent
Not connected or
Msg not sent to

Msg not sent to requires pressing any key to
clear. Otherwise, you will see the following:

-QwikSend 1.0 -
Msg sent
Esc to exit or press enter.
Esc to exit

If you press enter at this point you will see the following:

-QwikSend 1.0 -
NAME: doug
MSG: _
Esc to exit

Notice that the addressee's name did not go away, and you are
on the message line ready to send another message. This is
convenient if the addressee is at their workstation and you
want to carry on a dialog. Your messages will appear
on their screen and theirs on yours. You can clear their
messages and respond quickly with your own.

As stated above, QS will give an indication whether the message
was successfully sent, and you will be prompted for another
message. There are only a few of reasons a message would
not be sent...

1) The addressee is not logged onto the network.

2) The addressee already has his or her message buffer
full (2 messages).

3) The addressee has run the Novell CASTOFF command.

4) The addressee has shutdown his or her computer without
logging out. In this case, you may get a message indicating
that the message was successfully sent but, obviously, the
addressee will never receive it.

Miscellaneous: QwikSend should be a very safe TSR. It has been
in practical use on a LAN for several weeks. It uses a C core
with some assembly language subroutines. It was compiled using
Microsoft(tm) C 5.1 and linked with Essential Software's
/* resident_C */(tm) and Novell's (tm) Netware C Interface
libraries.

Acknowledgements:

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation
/* resident_C */ is a registered trademark of Essential Software
Novell is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc.






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