Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear that what we plan to do will actually work! Yes we own the client and yes we are using servlets so we won't have the download issue you mentioned. email@example.com on 03/25/99 02:53:20 PM Please respond to JAVA400-L@midrange.com To: JAVA400-L@midrange.com cc: (bcc: Bob Love/Bend/OrcomSolutions) Subject: Re: Loading JDBC Drivers onto the AS/400 Yes, the Toolbox will work in this type of environment. There are three major considerations: 1. Security -- by default data flows in the clear (passwords are always encrypted). In v4r4 we added SSL support so we do have the option to encrypt data, but that is only when using v4r4 Toolbox to a v4r4 AS/400. 2. Security -- we use sockets to get to the server so you must allow the sockets we use through your firewall. We do not use the http/ftp ports, we use use our own ports. You can see/change the ports we use with AS/400 command wrksrvtble. 3. Size -- If you are thinking of doing an applet and if you are going to download the applet from the AS/400, the size of the toolbox is an important consideration. Okay, I am being kind. Today the Toolbox is too big to download over normal internet connections. We are doing some things to fix this problem. For one, we have a utility called JarMaker. You give it the functions you want to use and it throws every thing else out of the jar file. Even this doesn't go far enough in many cases so we are still working on this problem. A couple alternatives today are using servlets instead of applets, and, if you own the client, you can ship the Toolbox jar to the client is it doesn't have to be downloaded every time. I hope this helps, David Wall 553-5329 AS/400 Toolbox for Java >>David, >>A little off subject..... >>Do you feel that the Toolbox is suitable for the situation where the client and >>server are physically remote and are connected over the Internet? Can I use the >>Java Toolbox on my client in Seattle to connect to an AS/400 in New York? Has >>your group done any kind of tests for this scenario? Any special programming >>considerations that need to be addressed? +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to JAVA400-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to JAVA400-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to JAVA400-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +--- +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to JAVA400-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to JAVA400-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to JAVA400-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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