> I am currently specifying an interface from an AS400 based sales order
> system (JBA) to an external warehousing system.  At the 
> moment, I do not
> know which warehousing system this will be or indeed the 
> platform (AS400, NT
> or Unix).  I have done this before but the difference this 
> time is that the
> interface is to be done interactively, not in batch, in the 
> past I have used
> FTP to send and retrieve files to the remote host.

Sounds like a job for IBM's MQSeries.

I can highly recommend MQSeries for something like this.  It's available
on most platforms (certainly OS/400, NT and many flavours of Unix) and
it can run over either TCP/IP or SNA.  It requires some coding, but
mainly straightforward API calls.  Examples and /COPY members/header
files are provided.

I gather it's very much simpler to use than sockets programming.  You do
have to pay for it, though.

IMHO it's one of IBM's great unadvertised secrets -- a bit like the

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