I love to disagree with Jim :-) ...but in this case I cannot. Enterprise extenders is faster and easier to set up than anynet. It doesn't have those wacky host table entries (or any for that matter.) It appears to take near zero system resource. It can run over a secure link (meaning no passwords in the clear) It still costs $0. To me doing SAVRSTxxx is so much simpler than the save file routine it's just silly. Now if you need to distribute to many systems then maybe but hey, that's what management central is for!

Plus STRPASTHR can be completely hidden moving a user form one system to another without signing on or seeing any screens in between while Telnet cannot.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 9/18/2012 7:55 AM, Jim Oberholtzer wrote:
A Recent thread about about V5R4 to V7 upgrade brought up the point
below. While I don't dispute the sentiment of the note with respect to
leave the old behind and move forward, I'm not sure I agree with the
drop SAVRSTxxx in favor of Save, FTP, telnet, restore process either.

Granted I'm not really all that good at networking but it occurs to me
to set up pass through and SAVRSTxxx takes three (maybe four) changes to
the network attributes, a controller description, and a device
description for each node. If I can get it to work then anyone can.
Since this is all running over TCP/IP, and works quite well over VPN
connections (I use it every day in that environment), how is this bad?
I get the get rid of SNA part, but the set up for this seems to me to be
quite easy, reliable, fast, and gives folks what they want without undue
systems management. Twenty minutes to set it up, maybe an IPL if
network attributes need to change, and it's done. If I am wrong, what
am I missing?

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/18/2012 6:38 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Third option on point 2 (ANYNET). Stop using SNA. We did. The easy
stuff was getting the last holdouts off of STRPASTHR and on to TELNET. A
nicely wrapped "Tough shirt, try ftp" was given to those fond of
SAVRSTOBJ. Along with an encouragement on our Change Management System.
We used to have a bunch of SNDNETF's back when we had multiple ERP
machines communicating to a central EDI machine but we had weaned off of
that long ago.

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