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Re: SNA Codes


  • Subject: Re: SNA Codes
  • From: pytel@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 09:57:46 -0500

fixed

I do not agree.
Message says - "function is not supported". It means that some function was
requested in session, but remote partner could not support this.
Now let's think what function may have been requested. Suppose it is 5250
pasthrough. Why it was not supported by a target system ? AS/400 does support
this SNA function, so some resource was not available or activated. In AS/400
case it can be, for example, that there's no subsystem with applicable
communication entries active, or there's no virtual device to associate with
remote 5250 session.
For me the code description is clear enough and gives a good indication where to
look for a problem.


Best regards
    Alexey Pytel



LLeach@kalos.com on 05/16/99 10:15:25 PM

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cc:    (bcc: Alexei Pytel/Rochester/IBM)
Subject:  Re: SNA Codes





In typical in-depth technical writing, my version of the SNA Sense Code
manual says the following:

1003    "Function Not Supported:  The function requested is not supported.
 The function may
        have been specified by a formatted request code, a field in an RU,
or a control
        character".

        0000    No Specific code applies.

My question is this.  Why did the developers of SNA even bother coding for
this error.  It seems
like a 10030000 is a generic "we can't really tell what the heck is wrong,
but it's not working so we'll
spit out this error".

Sorry to be of no greater assistance.

CYNICISM(*OFF)

Lane Leach
AS/400 Systems Engineer
The Kalos Group

402.334.0333 ext 333

In typical in-depth technical writing, my version of the SNA Sense Code manual says the following:

1003         "Function Not Supported:  The function requested is not supported.  The function may
        have been specified by a formatted request code, a field in an RU, or a control
        character".

        0000        No Specific code applies.

My question is this.  Why did the developers of SNA even bother coding for this error.  It seems
like a 10030000 is a generic "we can't really tell what the heck is wrong, but it's not working so we'll
spit out this error".

Sorry to be of no greater assistance.

CYNICISM(*OFF)

Lane Leach
AS/400 Systems Engineer
The Kalos Group

402.334.0333 ext 333





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