• Subject: Re: Green Screen access for customers - a couple suggestions.
  • From: Jerome Draper <jdraper@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 09:29:44 -0700

With the demise of the AWS due to the SPD note below, another possiblility
for high speed async dialup access exists with the Synapse RemoteAPPC
product.  This is software only that runs in a PC attached any physical way
to the AS/400.  Maximum capacity is for 16 simulaneous dialups.  The client
is Synapse WinAPPC.  PC's are plenty powerful for this simple job.  

More information can be found at htt;://www.synapse.com.

This product won first in the Remote Access category at Midrange
Computing's Excellence Awards at COMMON in SF last spring.


At 07:50 PM 10/2/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>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.
>Carl Galgano
>EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
>540 Powder Springs Street
>Suite C19
>Marietta, GA  30064
>mailto: cgalgano@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

Jerry Draper, Trilobyte Software Systems, since 1976
Specializing in connecting PC's, Windows, MAC's, and LAN's to the AS/400
Representing Synapse, Apple, IBM, UDS, Nlynx, MI, Perle, Netsoft, etc.
(415) 457-3431; (415) 258-1658fax; jdraper@wco.com
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