Glossary

Command

A command is a functionality provided by a service to accomplish a task.

Endpoint

See Machine.

Machine

A computer where STAF runs as a demon process (called STAFProc).

Option

Optional arguments for a command.

Pool

Contains a collection of machines. It also has settings of instance name, handle number and print mode for every request.

Request

A request is what service accepts on a machine.

Request string

A command followed by options in a request.

Response

A response is a result of a request.

Service

Services are what provide all the capability of STAF in a machine.

Session

A period of time in between STAF GUI starts and ends.