Dean,

>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?

 I agree that there s/b a much easier way to send files back and forth
between /400's.  I was hoping that FTF, w/ its "point-to-point" style of
transfer would be the ticket to avoiding the *SAVF hassle, but it seems to
have fallen a bit short, IMHO.

 -mark

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