• Subject: RE: CA Express configurations
  • From: "Graap, Ken" <keg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 13:10:10 -0800

Roger wrote:
>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.

I'll never understand why CA/400 developers just don't rely on DNS to
resolve IP addresses. Every other IP based program I run will resolve an IP
address via DNS. CA/400 always relies on a HOSTS file on the PC. If the
system name changes or we add another system we have to touch the HOSTS
files on ALL of our PC's before CA/400 will work....

Geesh!!!!!

Kenneth

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    IBM Certified Specialist
          AS/400   Professional 
          System  Administrator
 NW Natural - Information Services
           System Services
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-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Pence [mailto:rp@rogerpence.com]
Sent: Friday, March 12, 1999 12:18 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: CA Express configurations

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