• Subject: Varied Off Virtual Devices Still Connecting
  • From: Jeffrey Stevens <jstevens@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 10:42:40 -0400
  • Organization: IBM Corp.

>We are using Named Virtual devices on V4R3 with Client Access V3R2M0.  When
>the devices are varied off and the user attempts a connection, the device
>varies on to a sign on display.  BTW..all auto create options are off and
>virtual devices are set to 0.  Why is this doing this? Is there any way to
>prevent this?  To me this is a bug.  When a device is varied off it should
>not function until varied on.  Is there a PTF for this? or an option in
>client access?

Even if QAUTOVRT is 0, existing devices will be re-used since the QAUTOVRT
applies to creation of new devices.  If you delete the devices in question, then
you will probably get the effect you need.

Telnet normally varies on a device requested if it is varied off.  Simply
varying off a device will not block it's usage by Telnet (not sure about SNA

> From: "Joe Symp" <jd.chiasson@ns.sympatico.ca>
> Then again if we sign on without specifing a workstation ID a *DSP device
> gets created on the controller for our Software supplier....????

Named devices get assigned to QVIRCDnnnn controllers, system default devices
(QPADEVnnnn) get assigned to QPACTLnn controllers.  Again, not sure about the
SNA case, but I think it is similar.  Does this explain things?

J.S. (Jeffrey) Stevens  AS/400 TCP/IP (Telnet/WSG/LPD)
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