Using Netserver to share directories in the IFS works without any Client
Access installed.  But I cannot remember when Netserver was introduced to
the AS400.  Was is available in 3.2?  I think so.  Windows clients cannot
tell the difference between Unix, NT or AS400 shares, supposedly.


Christopher K. Bipes    mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com
Sr. Programmer/Analyst  mailto:Chris_Bipes@Yahoo.com
CrossCheck, Inc.        http://www.cross-check.com
6119 State Farm Drive   Phone: 707 586-0551 x 1102
Rohnert Park CA  94928  Fax: 707 586-1884

If consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, only geniuses work here.
Karen Herbelin - Readers Digest 3/2000

-----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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