• Subject: Re: NT(IIS)->AS400 - where's the bridge?
  • From: "Luther Ananda Miller" <luther.miller@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 08:33:10 +0100
  • Organization: HYPERe

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


----- 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

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