>I am STILL confused.... Do you need:
>
>1. Line description & controller

        YES, you need an SDLC line and a controller
                If using APPC then and APPC controller
                If using 5294/5251-12 emulation then 5294/5251-12 
>2. Line description w/ no controller ?????

        NO

>3. If you need a controller ,,, what are the paramters ??????

        For APPC see end of this email.
>
>By the way
>
>PC 4.1 is flakey as hell and the "manual" is a piece of garbage......

        Will wonders never cease.

Here is the line and controller description:

Display Line Description                                Screen 1
                                                             
 Line description . . . . . . . . . :   SDLCLIN1
    
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *BASIC
    
 Category of line . . . . . . . . . :   *SDLC
    

    
 Resource names . . . . . . . . . . :   LIN021
    
 Online at IPL  . . . . . . . . . . :   *YES
    
 Data link role . . . . . . . . . . :   *PRI
    
 Physical interface . . . . . . . . :   *RS232V24
    
 Connection type  . . . . . . . . . :   *SWTPP
    
 Vary on wait . . . . . . . . . . . :   *NOWAIT
    
 Autocall unit  . . . . . . . . . . :   *NO
    
 Exchange identifier  . . . . . . . :   05611740
    
 NRZI data encoding . . . . . . . . :   *YES
    
 Maximum controllers  . . . . . . . :   1
    
 Clocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *MODEM
    
 Line speed . . . . . . . . . . . . :   9600
    
 Modem type supported . . . . . . . :   *NORMAL
    
 Modem data rate select . . . . . . :   *FULL
    
 Switched connection type . . . . . :   *BOTH
    
 Autoanswer . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *YES
    
 Autoanswer type  . . . . . . . . . :   *DTR
    
 Autodial . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *YES
    
 Dial command type  . . . . . . . . :   *V25BIS
    
 Calling number . . . . . . . . . . :   *NONE
    
 Connect poll retry . . . . . . . . :   7
    
 Maximum frame size . . . . . . . . :   521
    
 Error threshold level  . . . . . . :   *OFF
    
 Duplex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *FULL
    
 Modulus  . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   8
    
 Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   sdlc test line
    

Display Line Description                                        Screen 2

    
Line description . . . . . . . . . :   SDLCLIN1
   
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *ACTSWTCTL
    
 Category of line . . . . . . . . . :   *SDLC
    

 --------------Active Switched Controllers--------------
    

    
   (No active switched controllers attached)
    
 Display Line Description                                       Screen 3
                                                             
Line description . . . . . . . . . :   SDLCLIN1
   
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *APPN
    
 Category of line . . . . . . . . . :   *SDLC
    

    
 Link speed . . . . . . . . . . . . :   9600
    
 Cost/connect time  . . . . . . . . :   128
    
 Cost/byte  . . . . . . . . . . . . :   128
    
 Security for line  . . . . . . . . :   *NONSECURE
    
 Propagation delay  . . . . . . . . :   *TELEPHONE
    
 User-defined 1 . . . . . . . . . . :   128
    
 User-defined 2 . . . . . . . . . . :   128
    
 User-defined 3 . . . . . . . . . . :   128
    

Display Line Description                                        Screen 4

Line description . . . . . . . . . :   SDLCLIN1
   
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *TMRRTY
    
 Category of line . . . . . . . . . :   *SDLC
    

    
 Maximum outstanding frames . . . . :   7
    
 Nonproductive receive timer  . . . :   320
    
 Idle timer . . . . . . . . . . . . :   30
    
 Connect poll timer . . . . . . . . :   30
    
 Poll cycle pause . . . . . . . . . :   0
    
 Frame retry  . . . . . . . . . . . :   7
    
 Data Set Ready drop timer  . . . . :   6
    
 Clear To Send timer  . . . . . . . :   25
    
 Remote answer timer  . . . . . . . :   60
    
 Recovery limits:
    
   Count limit  . . . . . . . . . . :   2
    
   Time interval  . . . . . . . . . :   5
    

 
Display Controller Description                Screen 1
                                                             
 Controller description . . . . . . :   WSCTL
    
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *BASIC
    
 Category of controller . . . . . . :   *APPC
    

    
 Link type  . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *SDLC
    
 Online at IPL  . . . . . . . . . . :   *YES
    
 Switched connection  . . . . . . . :   *YES
    
 Short hold mode  . . . . . . . . . :   *NO
    
 Character code . . . . . . . . . . :   *EBCDIC
    
 Maximum frame size . . . . . . . . :   521
    
 Remote network identifier  . . . . :   *NETATR
    
 Remote control point . . . . . . . :   WSCTL
    
 Exchange identifier  . . . . . . . :   00100001
    
 Initial connection . . . . . . . . :   *ANS
    
 Connection number  . . . . . . . . :   *DC
    
 Switched disconnect  . . . . . . . :   *YES
    
 Data link role . . . . . . . . . . :   *SEC
    
 Station address  . . . . . . . . . :   01
    
 Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   test ws
    

Display Controller Description                Screen 2
                                                             
 Controller description . . . . . . :   WSCTL
    
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *SWTLINLST
    
 Category of controller . . . . . . :   *APPC
    

 --------------------Switched Lines---------------------
    
 SDLCLIN1       SDLCLIN2
    

    
 Display Controller Description                Screen 3
                                                             
 Controller description . . . . . . :   WSCTL
    
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *DEV
    
 Category of controller . . . . . . :   *APPC
    

    
 -------------------Attached Devices--------------------
    
 WSCTL
    


Display Controller Description                Screen 4
                                                             
 Controller description . . . . . . :   WSCTL
    
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *APPN
    
 Category of controller . . . . . . :   *APPC
    

    
 APPN-capable . . . . . . . . . . . :   *YES
    
 APPN CP session support  . . . . . :   *YES
    
 APPN node type . . . . . . . . . . :   *ENDNODE
    
 APPN transmission group number . . :   *CALC
    
 APPN minimum switched status . . . :   *VRYONPND
    
 Autodelete device  . . . . . . . . :   1440
    
 User-defined 1 . . . . . . . . . . :   *LIND
    
 User-defined 2 . . . . . . . . . . :   *LIND
    
 User-defined 3 . . . . . . . . . . :   *LIND
    


Display Controller Description                Screen 5
                                                             
 Controller description . . . . . . :   WSCTL
    
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *TMRRTY
    
 Category of controller . . . . . . :   *APPC
    

    
 Predial delay  . . . . . . . . . . :   6
    
 Redial delay . . . . . . . . . . . :   120
    
 Dial retry . . . . . . . . . . . . :   2
    
 Disconnect timer:
    
   Minimum connect timer  . . . . . :   170
    
   Disconnection delay timer  . . . :   30
    
 SDLC poll priority . . . . . . . . :   *NO
    
 SDLC poll limit  . . . . . . . . . :   0
    
 SDLC out limit . . . . . . . . . . :   *POLLLMT
    
 SDLC connect poll retry  . . . . . :   7
    
 SDLC NDM poll timer  . . . . . . . :   *CALC
    

 
Display Controller Description                Screen 6
                                                             
 Controller description . . . . . . :   WSCTL
    
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *TMRRTY
    
 Category of controller . . . . . . :   *APPC
    

    
 Recovery limits:
    
   Count limit  . . . . . . . . . . :   2
    
   Time interval  . . . . . . . . . :   5
    


Jerry Draper, Trilobyte Software Systems, since 1976
Specializing in connecting PC's, Windows, MAC's, and LAN's to the AS/400
Representing Synapse, Apple, IBM, UDS, Nlynx, MI, DCI, Netsoft, etc.
(415) 457-3431; (415) 258-1658fax; jdraper@wco.com
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