The magic you are looking for is called AnyNet. AnyNet encapsulates the
SNA packets inside TCP/IP packets. This way you can maintain your
network as all TCP/IP, including routing data, but still have the SNA
functionality you desire, i.e. device names.

AnyNet is a little bit slower than TCP/IP alone, but it probably won't
be noticed by a user. The only place it might really be noticed is
during a file download.

If you are using an Ethernet LAN, there is a change that needs to be
made to the LAN line description on the 400. I'm not sure what the
setting is, but I know it has to do with maximum packet size. If I
recall correctly, this has been documented fairly well in V4R1, but I'm
not sure about the earlier releases. Anybody else have that info?

Good luck!

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David Boring
Systems Engineer
MCI Systemhouse
Direct: (562) 809-5460
E-mail: dboring@shl.com
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>
>Date: Wed, 10 Dec 97 15:11:00 PST
>From: "Goins, Kirk      : CO IR" <KGoins@EMAIL.LHS.ORG>
>Subject: TCP/IP and NAMED Devices
>
>Does V3R2 TCP/IP support named devices? In many of our applications required 
>that we route data to a specific device by name. That name is setup in a 
>table(s). So getting a new device(qpadevxxxx) etc everytime you won't work. 
>Can we do this with 3.2? or is it only on the RISC versions?
>
>Kirk Goins - Systems Administrator
>Legacy Health Systems
>Portland, Or 
>
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