>> I was just discussing this with someone else, and was wondering if anyone out there is using security level 50 on the AS/400. What advantages does 50 provide over level 40? What are the considerations in moving from 40 to 50? From 30 to 50? All insight appreciated... << Dean, >From what I remember of the level 50 announcement, it provides compliance with some DOD requirements that are of little or no value to a commercial shop, and cause a fair amount of overhead. One of the things that I remember it doing is modifying the delete processing so that if you run DLTF, it will not only remove the object definition, but write a constant (x'EF' I think??) to the data space not once, but multiple times. I haven't thought much about it since. I wonder if anyone knows of anything it does that is really useful. Going from 30 to 50 will give you the aforementioned benifits also, but in addition, my preceived main benifit is that you'll get enforced compliance so that no unholy (not blessed by IBM) interfaces to system code can be run. I like that one. Pete -- - Pete Hall firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.inwave.com/~peteh/ +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to "MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com". | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAJORDOMO@midrange.com | and specify 'unsubscribe MIDRANGE-L' in the body of your message. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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