Remote job entry

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Remote job entry is the procedure for sending requests for data processing tasks or 'jobs' to mainframe computers from remote workstations, and by extension the process of receiving the output from such tasks at a remote workstation.

The RJE workstation is called a remote because it usually is located some distance from the host computer. The workstation connects to the host through a modem or local area network (LAN). Today this is known as the client–server model, and RJE is an early form of a request–response architecture.

The terms Remote Batch, Remote Job System[citation needed] and Remote Job Processing are also used for RJE facilities.


Remote Job Entry (RJE) is also the name of an OS/360 component[1] that provided RJE services. An RJE workstation operator may have complete console control of the job flow between the workstation and mainframe, depending on local configuration and policy.

Conversational Remote Job Entry (CRJE)[2] is a component of OS/360 and OS/VS1 that provides job submission, job retrieval and editing for a user at an interactive terminal.

NETRJS is the protocol developed by the Campus Computing Network at UCLA to deliver batch jobs to their IBM 360 Model 91.[3][4] This protocol was originally assigned to ARPANET Initial Connection Protocol sockets 71, 73, and 75,[5] and later reassigned to Internet ports 71-74.[6]

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  1. ^ IBM (November 1968). IBM System/360 Operating System Remote Job Entry Program Number 360S-RC-536 (PDF). C30-2006-2.
  2. ^ IBM. IBM System/36D Operating System: Conversational Remote Job Entry Concepts and Facilities (PDF). GC30-2012-0.
  3. ^ Braden, R.; Wolfe, S. (January 1971). NETRJS - A THIRD LEVEL PROTOCOL FOR REMOTE JOB ENTRY. IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC0088. RFC 88.
  4. ^ Braden, R. T. (January 1971). CCN AS A NETWORK SERVICE CENTER. IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC0090. RFC 90.
  5. ^ Postel, J. (November 1977). ASSIGNED NUMBERS. IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC0739. RFC 739.
  6. ^ Postel, J.; Vernon, J. (January 1983). ASSIGNED NUMBERS. IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC0820. RFC 820.
  7. ^ IBM. OS/VS2 HASP II Version 4 System Programmer's Guide Program 370H-TX-001. GC27-6992.
  8. ^ IBM. IBM System/360 and System/370 Asymmetric Multiprocessing System: General Information Manual, Program Number 360A-CX-15X. GH20-1173.