At 11:56 AM 11/6/97 +0000, you wrote:

>Thanks, Jeff.  That is kinda what it sounded like.  BUT this brings
>forth the question:  Why should I get service packs from the Web if I
>have order PTF's for the 400?  Doesn't the application of the PTF on the
>400 then make it available to all PC's that connect and run update
>service level?

The thought is, download the new service pack, test it, then get the PTF.
The FTP process is faster but you lose the complete connection with PTF
history on the 400, which is something I don't like losing. I do, though,
download with FTP first, until I'm comfortable.

Still, IMO, this whole thing is UGLY and STUPID. It's an example of new
features tossing out long-established and, IMO again, GOOD AS/400 practices
and standards.


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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