If the only reason not to use ODBC is cost, then you can use it. Client Access Express is, correct me if I am wrong, free of charge. (Although maybe you need to buy the appropriate AS/400 component for it?) On the other hand, your suggestion should work fine. Sockets in Java are said to be a breeze. But how will you make it secure? What is to stop someone else from connecting to the same socket and doing things you did not intend? Luther ----- Original Message ----- From: <Nikolay.Ichpekov@ssa.co.uk> To: <JAVA400-L@midrange.com> Sent: Thursday, 16 March 2000 18:26 Subject: NT(IIS)->AS400 - where's the bridge? > Hi all, > > This is my first post to this forum although I've been following it on and > off for the past month or so. Anyway, enough small talk on with my > problems. > > I've just been 'volunteered' to come up with a quick and easy (why do they > always say that!) solution for a limited order entry e-commerce based > product. The scenario is: client (with browser) accesses an application > server (which is also COM client) residing on an NT server running > Microsoft IIS which provides connectivity to various COM servers. (This > already exists!) > > My task is to provide a way for IIS to send data across to an AS400 where > the relevant RPG program is called to process it and apply updates to the > database. If you thought that was simple, the conditions are: no use of > client/access (ODBC), no use of MQ Series, no redirection to an AS400 > webserver. Emphasis is on minimum cost, methinks. > > Having little experience with writing commercial Java (apart from the odd > applet) or indeed using MIIS, I'm a little lost at the moment. I've been > toying with the idea of extending the ISAPI to provide simple socket > connectivity to an AS400 where presumably a simple servlet or cgi script > will call (or wrap) the relevant RPG program. Not quite sure how much work > is involved though. Anyone out there with any ideas will be greatly > rewarded.... Or at least sent a note of thanks! > > Nik +--- | This is the JAVA/400 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: email@example.com +---
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