I used to work for a company that kept a tight reign on the physical security 
of the AS/400s - not even allowing the  system admin access.  This isn't really 
that big of a deal.  As a sys admin, we often remotely support systems that are 
in other states or even other countries.

Is there a system admin for this box?  If so, he / she probably does not want 
anyone loading PTFs except for him / her.  I don't allow anyone else to load 
PTFs for the systems I administer.  

You should check to see what kinds of tape / CD handling procedures are in 
place with the operations staff.  They probably have a procedure for loading / 
unloading tapes / CDs (how else would the application software get upgraded?).  
If they don't have such procedures, you may want to nudge them in this 
direction.

HTH,

-------------------------- 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
egraeb@home.com 

Todd Kidwell (Netstar)
AS/400 System Administrator
(313) 224-0578

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