• Subject: Re: Leased Line AS/400 access
  • From: "Bob Crothers" <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 18:45:58 -0500
  • Organization: Cornerstone Communications

Jeff,

My first question is if the PC is only running 5250 and printer
emulation, does it matter if the machine is Y2K?

Where are dates used in the above?  Nowhere.

So if everything else is working, why fix something that is not broken?

Now, assuming that you are going to change the setup (perhaps Y2K is an
excuse?...that I would understand!), have you thought about a
"dedicated dialup"?  Eg: Replace the box.  Have an existing NT box
(server or workstation) at the main building running a RAS dialup with
a 33.6 modem.  Then at the remote site, use dialup networking to
establish a dialup session to the RAS server.  Start the session in the
AM, shut it down before going home (or never?).  It will of course
occasionally drop, but the phone cost is only 2 POTS (Plain Old
Telephone Service)...probably about $100 a month.  And you have full
LAN access at the remote site..though a bit slow, but pretty good for
green screen.  And much faster than the 9.6kb line you have now.

Bob

----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@fwi.com>
To: Midrange List Server (David Gibbs) <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 3:31 PM
Subject: Leased Line AS/400 access


> We have a 2nd building 7 blocks down the street.  For eons now we
have
> connected this 2nd building to our main building (here) via a leased
> line.  At the other end is a Win 3.1 PC and PC printer.  We run
Client
> Access remotely.  The modems are IBM 3865s at 9600.  (I would have
put
> in faster modems long ago except the SDLC card is limited to 9600, so
> why bother . . .)
>
> I need to replace the PC for Y2K compliancy with a PC running Win98.
> This site needs a 5250 session and printer emulation.  I want them up
> all day, not dial up.  They need to update a spreadsheet weekly that
is
> stored on the AS/400 in the IFS.  (It takes 5 mins to open this
> spreadsheet at 9600, what a pain.)  We have twinax and ethernet
(TCP/IP)
> at the main site.  I want the flexibility to have other devices at
the
> remote location in the future.  In addition, there may very well be a
> 3rd site (2 blocks down the street in the _other_ direction) in the
near
> future that I would want connected to the main building as well.
>
> What is the best way to connect these site(s) to us?  A remote LAN
> access of some kind?  Frame relay?  I know enough about these things
to
> be dangerous.  In the old days, there was usually 1 way to do
something
> and that's how you did it.  Now there are many more options.
Microage
> and other PC vendors know LANs and remote access and such, but don't
> know squat about the AS/400.  IBM and IBM Business Partners may tend
to
> ignore some lower cost solutions in favor of an all IBM answer.  Any
> help pointing me to places with answers is appreciated.
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
> -Jeff
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