Well, that sounds secure, eh?  You could trash every system in the place
without even entering the computer room.  Have you ever told them you could
wreak more damage from the outside than from the inside?  No, wait, better
not, they might handcuff you even more than you are now.

Don't fret, though, I have the perfect solution.  You need to move your office
so that you're right at the wall of the computer room.  Move the front of the
AS/400 right up to the wall where your new office is.  Have a contractor cut
out a 6"x6" piece in the wall where the CD-ROM drive is, install a security
door (helps keep the cold air from leaking out of the computer room and
prevents unauthorized access to the CD-ROM).

Do the same for the other physical access you require - tape drives, control
panel.  Require different keys for each access, so that your company feels
secure in knowing that you could never accidentally or maliciously misuse your

Sheesh, are they trying to hide a cache of gold bars in there?

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952

-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
I 've searched the archives and everything I've found says this can't be
done but I thought I would ask anyway.

I'm the new security officer of a recently added AS400. Ie previously
existing network.  This means I have all the access I could possibly want
inside the box, but the powers that be will not give me physical access to
the box!  We run a TCP/IP network and I want to know if there is anyway to
load PTF's etc from my PC's CD-ROM to the AS/400.

The only other option available to me is to get them to move the 400 out of
god's room and into my office!

Kind Regards

Eric Graeb
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