Will you be using current applications? Or will there be new ones? If you only want your current apps on the 'net, there are browser-based 5250 emulations, as well as Workstation Gateway, which is not the prettiest but is part of AS/400. It is browser-based but has more of a gui feel. You need to get the HTTP Server going, I think, on the 400, but that's not hard. On v5r1 infocenter there's a section on this under Networking->TCP/IP->Workstation Gateway Those get you there quickly (like today, almost), and might give you time to look at some other options. There's a redbook, Unleashing AS/400 Applications on the Internet, <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/pubs/pdfs/redbooks/sg244935.pdf>, that may help you. Another one is V4 TCP/IP for AS/400: More Cool Things Than Ever <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/pubs/pdfs/redbooks/sg245190.pdf>. The 2nd book also has additional material - go to www.redbooks.ibm.com to find it. Also go to infocenter under TCP/IP and look at the manuals and redbooks link. There's a Workstation Gateway item there. Also books on security on the internet. YOu should also look at the Tips & Tools security manual - you may have received it with the box. Then there is TechStudio <http://www.as400.ibm.com/tstudio/> that mas some Web stuff for AS/400. Finally, there is what used to be called Partners in Development, now PartnerWorld for Developers, at <http://www.as400.ibm.com/developer> for looking at when you have more time. At 02:19 PM 4/23/02 -0500, you wrote: >I have been given the task to "get on the Internet now". >We have a 720 at V4R4 and going to V5 this year at some point. >All applications are written in RPG and home grown. > >I have a programming staff of 1 junior pgmr and 1 beginner pgmr plus >myself.,1 network guy and 2 operators. > >We would like to start with inquiry and then be able to allow our agency >force to quote/app direct to our 400. >In other words live real time data access to our 400 database files. Read >and write. > >I have investigated many ways to do this. I have been given a modest budget >to accomplish this. >Security from management's side is not an issue until it happens. I believe >the opposite and want to be smart. > >I am toying with putting 400 on Internet with a Sonic Wall box as my >firewall on network. >Either develop applications with E-RPG or use some product that transforms >RPG into GUI code as you develop >so it can be used either green screen (in house) or GUI (net). > >I do not want to maintain same program 2X. (1 in house 1 on net). > >IBM came in a gave us a proposal to add a 170 as an Internet box. >Management immediately threw this out >as too costly. > >Has anyone had any experience with these so called Internet tools and if so >good or bad idea? > > > > > >Karl Lauritzen Jr. >National Lloyds Insurance >American Summit Insurance >*firstname.lastname@example.org >*email@example.com > >_______________________________________________ >This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list >To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com >To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, >visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l >or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org >Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives >at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.