To me both have their place. Sockets is a standard, MQSeries is not. It's a middleware product sold by IBM. But MQSeries is implemented on a lot of platforms and has a very similar interface on all of those platforms. MQSeries supports asynchronous delivery, message priority and other features that standard sockets does not. So if you need those features and don't want to program them in a layer above sockets, it might be the fastest way to get them. MQSeries uses sockets internally for its communications (as well as other protocols if needed). MQSeries may not be the best solution if you need complex transaction logic or real-time response. Or if you are on a limited budget. Or if you have concerns about sticking with open systems solutions. Most people I talk to think IBM provides good support for MQSeries. HTH, Patrick --- IBM AS/400 communications, FTP automation, and eCommerce software and consulting services. http://www.patownsend.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stephane Leon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 10:38 AM Subject: Sockets vs MQSeries > Hi, > > I developped an interface on as400 with linux machine. > I wrote this interface using sockets in RPG (Client and server side) > It works very good. > Speed, length of source code, size of object are nice. > > Some guys talk me about MqSeries and said it is better and more 'STANDARD' than sockets. > I don't know MQseries. > > It is better ? > > What are the difference between Sockets and MQSeries ? > > Thanks for answers. > > -- > Stephane > +--- > | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com > +--- > +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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