• Subject: Re: Attaching multiple AS/400's in the SAME Computer Room
  • From: DAsmussen <DAsmussen@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 16:40:13 EST
  • Organization: AOL (http://www.aol.com)

Mark,

In a message dated 97-12-26 00:20:33 EST, you write:

> >OK, I'll bite.  Just how does one lose the external definition to a file
that
>  >didn't exist in the first place?  Sure, the definition doesn't transfer,
but
>  >then that was my point...
>  
>   You may have posted that comment tongue-in-cheek, but I see no good reason
>  that the /400 doesn't have an option to retain attributes when sending
>  between /400s. 

Oh, _NOW_ I see what you were posting (somehow missed the 400-400 premise, my
mistake).  I guess it's kind of a "chicken and egg" -type argument, with pro's
and con's on each side.  On one side, it would be nice to have the definition
transfer between /400's (I gripe all the time about transferring legacy files
via SNDNETF that don't exist to the development system, and having to transfer
and create the DDS before receiving them).  On the other, we wouldn't want a
site that doesn't have the current file definition installed to get level
checks all over the place, now, would we?  Really, IBM should just give us the
option (without having to use save files) of transferring the definition via
_EITHER_ FTP or SNDNETF.  _We_ are, after all, ultimately responsible for
ensuring data integrity, aren't we?

Apologies,

Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

"Be like a postage stamp, stick to one thing until you get there." -- Margaret
Carty
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