• Subject: Re: Green Screen access for customers - a couple suggestions.
  • From: "Carl Galgano" <cgalgano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 19:50:28 -0400

The ASCII WSC (6141) is not available as a PCI card, so on a newer AS400 if
there is no SPD bus, there is no ASCII, you would have to use a protocol
converter such as Perle or IBM 5208 (I think).  Dial ip IP works so much
better than emulating an ASCII device.  We used to have 6 ports set up for
ASCII dial up, and all are gone.  BTW, anyone want a 6141 card for a model
E04 or a RISC model 400.  The model 400 has an 18 port ASCII controller that
has never been used. <g>, our ASCII controller are not being used at all.
CJG
Carl Galgano
EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
540 Powder Springs Street
Suite C19
Marietta, GA  30064
770-422-2995
mailto: cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
http://www.ediconsulting.com
EDI, Communications and AS400 Technical Consulting

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Solnok <tsolnok@feistcorp.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Friday, October 01, 1999 10:43 PM
Subject: RE: Green Screen access for customers - a couple suggestions.


>If your dial-up can handle tcp/ip traffic you might want to try the tn5250
>client http://www.mochasoft.dk/win95.html#wtn5250
>It is cheap, $25 each or an unlimited company license for $250 - yeah, no
>commas in that number!
>A friend of mine suggested it to me - I don't use it but he has used it in
>many locations on many pc's. I did test it with very good results.
>
>Now for an "old-tech" solution. We had an ASCII port on an AS400. Used full
>featured communication programs (Pro-Comm Plus mainly but also Cross Talk,
>Telex and a few other DOS or Windows programs) to dial up using VT100 with
>the terminal keys mapped to work just like IBM's PC Support. About the only
>keys that we couldn't map identically were Ctrl and Alt keys. Once you
>defined the keyboard mapping it was easy to put on other machines.
>
>Good Luck.
>
>Tom Solnok         tsolnok@feistcorp.com
>Feist Publications
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark A. Manske [mailto:manske@pconline.com]
>Sent: Friday, October 01, 1999 2:04 PM
>To: 'MidRange AS/400'
>Subject: Green Screen access for customers - suggestions??
>
>
>Hello; I am a Sr. Project Lead at a distribution company.
>We have customers that would like to dial into our AS/400
>have restricted access through the AS/400 security
>and be able to change their SRP's.
>
>Here is the issue; we do not want to use Hyperterm; too
>clumsy and not very nice to look at.
>Our preference would be Client Access -
>I am unclear of the IBM licensing issues with regards
>to this option; not to mention the thing that concerns us the most
>is the security issues with regards to being able to do file uploads
>and downloads.
>
>With this in mind, is there a way to set CA up so that you do not
>have access to upload/download; short of burning your own copy
>and leaving out the *.EXE's that perform those functions; or
>having to go to each customer site to install CA and "remove
>features" after the fact.  This all in all would still not stop a
>savvy "geek" to get a full copy of CA and still have access to
>upload/download by re-installing it.
>
>Bottom line, is there anything our there that functions like
>the old dumb terminals we all grew up with (ok I'm dating
>myself, I have worked on a S/3 , S/34, S/36, S/38 (mod 8)
>talk about needing a whole floor for a system)
>
>It does not matter if they call our server or the AS/400;
>I am just looking for thoughts and ideas to how this
>could be accomplished economically for our customers
>and simplistic for the company so the knowledge can
>be passed on painlessly.
>
>Thank you in advance for any help..
>
>
>
>Mark A. Manske      [mailto:manske@pconline.com]
>Sr. Project Lead
>Minter-Weisman
>
>
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