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 


-------------------------- 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

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

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