• Subject: Re: lp5250d problem?
  • From: Scott Klement <klemscot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 11:40:33 -0500 (CDT)

both tn5250 and lp5250d use the standard sockets calls to the TCP/IP stack
that every other network application on your system uses.  They should be
able to communicate over a LAN, SLIP, PPP, a complex routed WAN or even
the Internet without any difficulties. 

If you're having problems from remote sites, I'd recommend checking your
company's firewall and router configurations.  Make sure that ports 23 and
515 are open and being routed properly.

Hope that helps...

On Wed, 9 Aug 2000, Jose wrote:

> Sean Porterfield wrote:
> Hello Sean,
> > Maybe I don't understand your question, but why not just assign each 
>terminal to
> > a specific AS/400 workstation?  Then you'll always know which is which.
> > I prefer this to using the random virtual devices - when a user is having a
> > problem, I already know which terminal to look at.
> Well, I'm not much of an AS/400 guy, but apparently the solutiong was to 
>change the
> subsystem to something called STORES and to disallow logins for certain 
>times. What
> happens then is that if tn5250 is run, all they get is a blinking cursor on 
> upper left hand corner and the 5250 string plus 001/001 at the lower right 
> corner. Pressing enter gives a message of "Assertion failed" and exits the 
> program.
> Now to another question: I was able to solve my problem of printing to a Win9x
> system by using pdq for the local printer (/dev/lp0) and lpr for the SMB 
> This works great, as long as you're in the same subnetwork. For example, our 
> has an IP addy of, whereas our test Linux box has an address of
> is the Win9x box that has a printer (RPT0000) while 
> local printer on the Linux box is APP0000. We also have a Linux box at 
> (LOC0057) and another Win9x box at (DRJ0057), which connect to the
> AS/400 via a leased line using two Cisco 16xx routers. Connecting the 3151's 
> LOC0057 to the AS/400 is not a problem, and neither is trying to create new 
> devices (RPT0057 and APP0057) But when we send something to lp5250d, nothing 
> out. Today, due to other problems at DRJ0057, I was not able to run a 
>tracefile, but
> I'm thinking that maybe I need some other program to be able to remotely 
>print at
> LOC0057 from the AS/400?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Again, using tn5250/lp5250d 0.15.8. The
> command I'm issuing are: /usr/local/bin/lp5250d -s RPT0057 -T '*EPLX810' -P
> '/usr/local/bin/scs2ascii | lpr' and a similar one with '-s 
>APP0057' and
> '| pdq' replaced accordingly.
> Once again, thanks in advance...
> Jose S.

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