Vernon:
WinNT 4.0 comes with an Internet Server that includes an FTP server, Web
Server etc.  I'm sure you know this, but thought I would mention it.  It
actually does work pretty well.
Carl

At 01:50 PM 12/1/97 -0600, you wrote:
>Patrick
>
>At 10:09 AM 11/28/1997 -0800, you wrote:
>>We have a customer who is asking us to create a file transfer
>>application for the AS/400 to connect to NT and UNIX platforms. They are
>>unhappy with the performance, history logging, and other features of
>>current products. Client Access won't work as some of the transfers have
>>to be initiated by the AS/400. Does anyone experiences they would like
>>to share using current commerical products for AS/400 file transfer?
>
>At the risk of breaking another record (old-time for CD <g>), go for FTP.
>With the mix of platforms you gave, there's nothing better, IMO.
>
>You'd need to get an FTP server installed on the NT box, maybe. A superb,
>free one is call WAR-FTPD—search the Internet for a file called
>ward165.exe, which is the latest release. Or go to <http://www.tucows.com>
>or <http://www.stroud.com>.
>
>All ftp client implementations can use scripts to control their operation.
>On the 400, 'OVRDBF STDIN FTPSCRIPT'. On UNIX, redirect input with 'FTP <
>script'. On NT, something like 'ftp -sscriptfile'. FTP includes, usually,
>the ability to execute commands, processes, programs, etc., on the server,
>using 'QUOTE RCMD commandstring' in the client FTP session (or script).
>
>Logging is never as good as native 400 messaging. Those in the UNIX world
>are used to searching output files for message strings, using a utility
>called 'grep', e.g. On the 400, you can 'OVRDBF STDOUT logfile'. Then you
>need to read through that logfile to check for various result codes and/or
>message strings.
>
>I've done this sort of thing, downloading call-response data from an AT&T
>Unix box to the Customer Support database on an AS/400. Questions of who
>controls the process need to be answered.
>
>HTH
>
>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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