I would imagine that a null-modem cable is possible -- of course, all
of the documentation that you'll find is aimed at people using modems,
so it might be a bit tricky.   I would guess that you need to make
the line description be non-switched, and set up a custom "modem
information" profile that has no init strings or other modem command
strings.   Should be doable -- but of course, I haven't tried it. :)

You might try asking this question to the people at the midrange-l
mailing list (also at midrange.com), theres a lot more people there who
have done things like this.

If this is a CISC AS/400 (I think the 9402-400 was) then you'll be
stuck at 19200 bps...  but that should be fast enough for tn5250.

As an alternative, you also try contacting John Ross at www.netshare400.com,
he provides an as/400 timeshare service that you can use over the
internet.   He has special rates for people working in open-source
projects, so that might help you out -- if you're not hell-bent on
running your own system. :)


On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, Michael Madore wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I just received my used AS/400 (9402 Model 400).  Somehow in my
> excitement, I didn't realize that it doesn't have a network adapter.
> Doh!
>
> It does have a 2612 EIA232 adapter, and according to what I could find
> in the online documentation,  I should be able to run a SLIP connection
> over this.  My question is:  Will the AS/400 allow me to use a
> null-modem cable to connect to a linux box using SLIP?  I'm reasonably
> sure I could do it using modems, but I'd rather not get a second phone
> line. ;-)
>
> Mike Madore
>



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