• Subject: Re: Connect to AS/400 from Advantis
  • From: Pete Hall <pbhall@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 17:42:34 -0600

At 15:44 11/21/2000, Dan Bale wrote:
>I'm likely going to soon see some additional workload which will require me to
>access our AS/400 from home on a temporary basis.  The most likely option I'm
>going to have to be able to do this is to dial up into Advantis and login to
>our AS/400 from there.  One of my colleagues has described his experience with
>this as extrememly unreliable in terms of his ability to stay connected; he
>says it's not his end of the connection that's failing because his other modem
>connections work just fine.  Establishing and re-establishing a connection can
>be very time consuming.  And the keyboard mapping apparently uses a
>mainframe-like setup.
>Does anybody have suggestions to improve my working environment within the
>constraints of Advantis?  Especially with the keyboard mapping, which I
>understand is a real nightmare.

You're apparently either talking about using telnet or TN3270, both of 
which provide less than wonderful support for 5250. I use CA Express via 
TCP/IP, and it's quite stable. If you can connect via TCP/IP, I'd expect 
that you could use it also.

Pete Hall

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