• Subject: Re: way to reactivate (IP) ifc automatically?
  • From: Gary Feinstein <gfeinste@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 22:09:07 -0400
  • Organization: Planet Hollywood International, Inc.

John, 
        I just upgraded my 510 from V3R7 to V4R2, and yes, one of my inactive
interfaces was re-activated after the upgrade.  Caused me some problems
before I figured it out.
Gary Feinstein
AS/400 System Administrator
Planet Hollywood International Inc.

John Martz wrote:
> 
> >> i'm sorry for shooting too fast. We found the problem:
> >> for testing a router we disconnected the AS/400 from
> >> the ethernet hub. Then ETHLINE was unavailable.
> 
> >> Is there a way that the AS/400 reactivates the network
> >> interface automatically?
> 
> Reinhold,
> 
> Could you clarify what it is your asking about in your last sentence? If you
> mean if an ENDTCPIFC has been issued for an interface will AS/400 somehow
> magically know to issue a STRTCPIFC later? Nope.
> 
> If you're asking if you unplug an Ethernet cable from AS/400 and later replug
> it will the interface start to work again? Don't know. This has more to do 
>with
> whether or not the underlying communications objects -- line description,
> controller, and device objects -- are able to recover in this scenario or not.
> 
> What was the status of the associated line description used by the TCP/IP
> interface? (You can get this info by issuing command NETSTAT *IFC and then
> using list option 12 against this Ethernet interface).
> 
> -john martz
> IBM AS/400 TCP/IP PPP development (and stuff)
> Internet e-mail:                     jmartz@us.ibm.com
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