• Subject: Re: Re:Using STRITF
  • From: "Rob Ward" <rward@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 18:56:54 -0600

Thanks for the info.  I'll try it out.
I am using the 28.8 ECS modem.  If I reconfig it as you suggest will I wipe
out the settings for dialing into ECS for PTF's?

Rob Ward


>>I have a user who is dialing into a bank's mainframe to retrieve account
>>info.  They are currently using a PC to do this but we were throwing
around
>>the idea of doing it from the As/400 just to see if we could do it.
>>
>>I found some code on midrange computing's website for dialing into a BBS
via
>>the AS/400 and I've used that as a model but I can't seem to get anywhere
>>with the STRITF (Start Interactive Terminal Facility) command.  Anyone
ever
>>try to do this before and get it to work?  My main problem is I receive a
>>comm failure but don't get any messages as to why it failed.  I never hear
>>the modem dial out as well.
>
>Chances are fair to middling that your modem needs to be configured
differently.
>Trouble is, you can't *reach* the modem to issue new AT commands!  One
work-
>around is to configure a temporary leased line to talk to the modem.  Issue
your
>AT commands (&C1&D2 if I remember rightly...), then try the switched line
again.
>You basically need to get the modem to bring DSR up properly.  May need
&S1...
>Be sure to write the commands to perm. memory (&W) so you don't have to go
>through it again.  You may need to tinker for a while.  When you find the
proper
>combination, tape it to the top of the modem so you can re-create it when
this
>modem dies...
>
>hth
>Buck Calabro
>Commsoft, Albany, NY


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