On 02-Apr-2014 18:04 -0700, Mark S Waterbury wrote:

A little Google searching suggests it is a "Gateway/Bridge profile"
... whatever that means. <<SNIP>>

Or more specifically, directly from the InfoCenter, the "VM/MVS bridge profile". That user profile serves in part, for the implementation of /bridging/ queued SNA traffic between the OS/400 [IBM i OS] and the mainframe; a /gateway/ for distributions betwixt. At least one job IIRC was run under the user profile QGATE in the QSNADS subsystem [for SNA/DS work].

Apparently the *USRPRF QGATE also serves some purpose for the SMTP; whereby the SMTP relies on some of the underlying support that was already being provided by the SNA Distribution Services.

FWiW: Here is a web search trying to narrow to somewhat relevant topics; and a couple links presented as results:



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