• Subject: RE: Calling PC's from the AS/400
  • From: "Marshall Dunbar" <marshall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 16:57:22 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

This doesn't really seem to be a Java related question, but I'll answer
anyway since Java seems to be a dead subject at the moment, I guess
everybody is waiting on V4R2.

If you have Client Access, you can allow each PC to start a daemon to
wait for incoming commands.  Goto control panel, client access, remote
command tab.  On the 400 you'll need to use a runrmtcmd to submit the
command to the PC.  It takes a little playing around to get everything
set up correctly, but it does work.  I don't really like this solution
since it requires extra setup on the PC side and starts a job that shows
in the taskbar for the remote command daemon, but I haven't come up with
a better solution, yet.
----------------------
Marshall Dunbar
marshall@dpslink.com
DPS, Inc.
http://www.dpslink.com
317-574-4300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mcsnet!midrange.com!java400-l-owner@Mcs.Net
> [mailto:mcsnet!midrange.com!java400-l-owner@Mcs.Net]On Behalf Of Brad
> Sommerfeld
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 1998 7:51 AM
> To: JAVA400-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Calling PC's from the AS/400
>
>
> Things have been quiet.  Here's a new question.
>
> We had a question in our office that I thought someone might have
> some insight on.  If anyone has any thoughts or can point me
> somewhere, that would be great.
>
> The Technical Challenge:
>
> We are looking for a way to call the client from the AS/400.
> For example, when a user is accessing an application using any
> emulation package, we want to run something on their PC.  How do
> we call into their PC?  I know how to do this with an APPC connection
> but need to do this with TCP/IP connections.
>
> I see lots of ways to call the AS/400 from a client but not vice
> versa. We'd rather NOT require that they start up a client
> application that just sits on a data queue although I think that
> would work. Are there other options?
>
> An example use of this could be to allow a button in an AS/400 based
> customer master application to e-mail to the customer.  When they
> press the button, you want to activate their PC based e-mail package.
> How does this get launched on the PC?
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Brad Sommerfeld
> Silvon Software Inc.
> 900 Oakmont Lane
> Westmont IL 60559
> ph 630-655-3313
> fx 630-655-3377
> e-mail Brad.Sommerfeld@Silvon.com
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