To access the ifs as an UNC, I believe you will need to use JCIFS just like
you would if you were attempting to access a Windows share. You'll find it
at http://jcifs.samba.org. I've not had a call to use it myself, yet, but
will later this year. If you go this route, I'd be interested in hearing
your experience with it.


Coy Krill
Systems Analyst
Whidbey Island Bank


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On Behalf Of Hayes, Joe
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 18:16
To: java400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: IFS share access from iSeries using UNC or drive mapping

BACKGROUND:
We're running WAS(5.1.1.9) on the i5 (v5r4), and have a batch process
running on Windows that connects to it.

We have need to access an IFS share from WebSphere running the iSeries. Easy
enough - just reference the IFS folder name.

PROBLEM: The batch process running on Windows that needs to access the same
file by the same name.

IOW: We need to be able to access the file as \\iseries\share\file.xml
<\\iseries\share\file.xml>  from the windows server, and also as
\\iseries\share\file.xml <\\iseries\share\file.xml>  from the iSeries, or
perhaps as I:\file.xml from both.

Having written this, it's more of a general i5 question.  Going to submit
with apologies anyway in case someone has encountered.

Thanks
Joe

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