• Subject: RE: QOpenSys name rules
  • From: Joel Fritz <JFritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 13:13:49 -0800

You should do fine with directories created off the root.  

As far as universal access, it depends.  You may need to have file shares
created through NetServer, which I believe is a part of Client Access that
comes with the base operating system.  

You really owe it to yourself to check out the IFS intro manual.  It's
currently available on line in (Dis)InfoCenter.  That could change at any
moment. <g>  It's one of the readable and informative IBM manuals.
<evangelism>If you're in a networked environment and aren't using the IFS
for much of anything, it could change your life.  IMHO, the IFS is one of
the best arguments for continued use of the 400.  It allows the 400 to
coeexist with almost any other platform transparently.  Read the section on
QNTC for some interesting things you can do with/to your NT
network.</evangelism>  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: D.BALE@handleman.com [mailto:D.BALE@handleman.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 12:13 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: RE: QOpenSys name rules
> 
> 
> OK, copied it to the IFS root, no problems using a long 
> filename from there.
> 
> One of the issues I'm dealing with here is that I'm 
> developing an application
> that will make me the next Brad Stone <g> and it requires 
> copying an AS/400
> file to a location from where Microsoft Word can insert the 
> file into a
> document.  So I need to keep it as flexible as possible in 
> terms of all the
> different AS/400 setups out there for potential customers.  I 
> need to think in
> terms of OS/400 release independence (V3R2 on up) and 
> different users' client
> software and hardware.
> 
> Which brings up another question.  Is my ability to map a 
> drive in Windows
> Explorer dependent on using Client Access?  If it is, how do 
> non-CA Windows
> users gain access to the IFS?
> 
> Also, I'm not sure I really want to dump these files into the 
> IFS root, so I
> did another test creating a BALED directory in the root 
> directory, copying the
> file there; the long filename appeared to work fine in this 
> case as well.
> Regarding AS/400 security, is this something I'll be able to 
> "get away with"
> on most AS/400s out there?  John Earl, comments?
> 
> Dan Bale
> IT - AS/400
> Handleman Company
> 248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
> 
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