Small thing: I love that your signature says "IBM i Systems
Administrator". I wish your message also said "IBM i" instead of i5/OS.
On 10/17/2013 9:54 AM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:
Recommendations on i5OS socket program.
As for recommendations... what are you looking for...?
I'll explain... the socket API is how people write network
applications. A "socket" is the tool used to write data to a network,
much like a "file" is the tool used to write data to a hard drive (or
So asking for a recommendation on a "program that uses sockets" is like
asking for recommendations on a "program that uses files." It leaves
things wide open. In the file analogy, you might be looking for a
payroll package, but recommenders might refer you to an inventory
management package, because both use files, and that's all you asked for.
Likewise, if you ask for a program that uses sockets, someone may refer
you to the telnet server, http server, ftp server... these are all
programs that use sockets, and that's only the tip of the iceberg, there
are millions out there.
To help you, we need to understand what the software should do. Once
that is known, we may be able to make recommendations.