Why stop at M$.
There are many situations where pgms have been coded to work around
stupid software that won't work and mgmt won't allocate funds to
properly fix (the last 5% of the project).
We had one that ran every 60 seconds to see if eleven MQ jobs were up
and running. If not the pgm restarted the offending queue. The vendor
(name brand consultants) never was going to fix it and we got tired of
having users (they were tired of it too) come over to IT several times a
day to say they weren't getting order numbers back and could we restart
Larry Bolhuis wrote:
Well it certainly is easier for Rochester to change i5/OS than to
change IE!! And yes, it probably IS easier to change i5/OS. You have no
idea how many PTFs are created for i5/OS to handle things MS did wrong.
I know of one we had created for the Apache server when running in Proxy
mode that when the site it was accessing was on NT below service pack 6
the site would just toss out an extra EOD. Of course the proxy would
stop at that point even though NT kept sending more data. IBM had to
code to read past the EOD in that specific case. In another MS tossed
patches into W2K and XP that broke netserver access to QDLS. Again
Rochester had to code PTFs for several OS releases to fix what MS
broke. The problem is that WE can't get all those MS people to change
and some couldn't if they wanted to. (Do what, call the NT guy and say,
'Um, you need to go to SP6 because your server is tossing an out of
sequence EOD. Could you put the fixes on for us please?" Never, ever,
happen! ) So we fix our server to hide/mask/deal with their misteaks.
Bryan Dietz wrote:
Not really wanting to start anything big, but I was reading the latest
PTF Cover letters(Yes, I need to get out more).
I ran across this one.
Abstract: TCPIP-FTP IE 7.0 FTP CLIENT DOES CWD / PUTTING USERS IN ROOT
It just strikes me as funny, that for all these years it has not been a
problem and then poof MS does something(strange/wierd) and the System i
has to conform. Why not have IE make a change and make it an option in
Are we saying it is easier to change i5/OS than it is to change IE??
I am not saying that for all these years the System i has been handling
the ftp session wrong, but with all the other FTP clients connecting for
these many years and this has never been an issue.
whew! that's a load off my mind...