At 03:49 PM 10/25/97 -0400, you wrote:
>In a message dated 97-10-25 13:19:23 EDT, you write:
>> How does one get e-mail to and from users on 5250 screens or network
>>  stations? We saw a nice demo today of the new network station and it has
>>  appeal but all of us forgot to ask about e-mail and messaging.
>Don't know about the 5250's, but your question raises one of my own.  I was
>talking with a "Partner in Development" the other day, and he mentioned that
>the Network Stations would only run through an NT server.  He also said that
>(not mentioned in the NS installation instructions), you needed to load a
>software package on the NT server to perform "swapping" that was user priced
>-- starting at $3K+ for 0-20 users!  Said package supposedly eliminated the
>possibility of using the NS's for his desired application, as full-blown PC's
>were cheaper.  Any truth to this?

I can't believe that NT has to be involved. A network station gets its
stuff via TCP/IP, using BOOTP and TFPT at least. BOOTP gives it an IP
address, TFPT (trivial FTP) downloads what it needs for programs. Both of
these protocols are available on v4r1, and are available via various PTFs
on v3r7I don't have the details, but I know I installed TFTP to our v3r7 a
while back.

Also, on the web I've seen various manuals, from IBM, for NS for 390, NS
for NT, NS for AIX, & NS for AS/400. I think the PID is definitely confused.


Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55401-2499
(612) 371-1111 x480

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