On Monday 08 September 2003 21:45, bdietz@xxxxxx wrote:
> Did anyone pick up on this??
> http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/iseries/access/web/beta.html
>
> <snip>
> New: a new functional category called "Download", used for managed file
> distribution. A new product that is available from "Download" in this
> Beta is iSeries Access for Linux, which provides an ODBC Driver and a
> new full-function 5250 emulator that can run natively on Linux
> operating systems with Intel processors. Refer to
> http://www.ibm.com/eserver/iseries/access/linux/.
> </snip>
>
> Not much at the linux site mentioned above, but I tried it on RH9 and
> works just fine.

Hi Bryan

Tried what, if it doesn't sound (too) stupid of me? I installed the 
iSeriesODBC-5.1.0-0.14.i386.rpm file but the binaries it provides don't 
appear to be related to any 5250 I'm familiar with. The cwbping utility 
worked fine against the Netshare400.com box, but I can't find any 5250 
references other than in the page you quoted above.

If it's the cwbcopwr program, what magic is required to invoke it? 
        $ /opt/ibm/iSeriesODBC/bin/cwbping netshare
finds the netshare box (defined in /etc/hosts) but
        $ /opt/ibm/iSeriesODBC/bin/cwbcopwr /SYS:netshare /SVC:8
results in
        *ERROR* System named does not exist, no changes can be made.
and if I drop the /SVC:8 (signon request aiui) I get this
        umm, something was messed up on the command line, try again

Any pointers gratefully received

I'll probably give the iSeries Access for Web beta a try at work this 
week, if I get the chance.

Regards, Martin
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