• Subject: Re: CA Express configurations
  • From: "Roger Pence" <rp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 15:18:20 -0500

>When creating a new session with the Client Access Express the
>configuration page comes up and wants a system name, there is no
>way to make a new connection available.  So therefore if you want
>to do this as a new install, the only thing you can specify for a
>system name to get a connection is the IP address of the AS400.
>I have not been able to find any type of connection setup in the
> programs that come with the product.  If I manually add a host file
>to the PC with the cross reference to the IP address and Machine
>name the emulator configurator will find the name and associate
>with the correct machine, without that file I must use the IP address
>to make a connection.  In the older versions of client access the
>connenction wizard always came up and created that host file to
>associate the ip address and the host name.

Express doesn't provide the connection setup because it doesn't use a base
connection (and, no background processes!). Unlike earlier versions, Express
requires you to explicitly put the HOSTS file there yourself (put a file
named HOSTS (no extension) in the Windows folder with the line
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  system_name
where xxx... is your AS/400's IP address and system_name is the AS/400's
system name. This lets Express connect by system name.

There is a new 562 page Express redbook available at


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