Booth,

One of the main reasons for using NT _WAS_ the desire to run only IP/IPX on
your network. Before the AS/400 had a decent IP implementation the only way
to talk to the AS/400 was via SNA (aka 802.2) and the SNA protocol is ugly
to say the least. One of the solutions to this was to install a gateway
between your AS/400 and the LAN. This gateway would have two
ethernet/tokenring cards in it. One would be bound to IP and/or IPX on the
LAN the other would be bound to SNA and be isolated on its own line with the
AS/400. This gateway would be either a Novell server running NWSAA (NetWare
for SAA) or an NT Server running SNA Server.

However, now that the AS/400 has a decent IP implementation I do not
consider this to be a valid reason to use a gateway, but old habits die
hard.

-Walden

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mcsnet!midrange.com!midrange-l-owner@Mcs.Net
> [mailto:mcsnet!midrange.com!midrange-l-owner@Mcs.Net]On Behalf Of
> boothm@ibm.net
> Sent: Friday, January 23, 1998 8:46 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Networking Options
>
>
> on 01/23/98at 02:24 PM,  our friend "Michael J. Guzak" <mguzak@ican.net>
> said:
>
> >I plan to install an NT server and connect it to the AS/400 via ethernet
> >and run TCP/IP.
>
> I am trying to figure out this stuff.  If the question is too stupid,
> please just ignore it, ok?
>
> Can one put an ethernet card in an AS/400 and just attach the AS/400 to
> the LAN, like it was any other LAN device, without needing a server?  (I
> am trying to figure out if, and why,  one would need to install an NT
> server in order to access an AS/400.)
>
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Booth Martin
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