With TCP/IP you are always active but may not be able to reach the remote
location.  Basically when the TCP/IP program start to listen at port 397,
YES it MUST be opened through your firewall, the controllers become active.
Each system will try to connect to the remote system that is listening at
port 397.

First NETSTAT *CNN and look for:

     Remote           Remote     Local
Opt  Address          Port       Port       Idle Time  State
     *                *          APPCove >  406:54:06  Listen
     *                *          APPCove >  263:53:08  *UDP

and if you hit F14:

     Remote           Remote  Local
Opt  Address           Port    Port  Idle Time  State
     *                     *    397  406:54:06  Listen
     *                     *    397  263:53:08  *UDP

That means that your AS400 is configured correctly for *ANYNW.  The
remainder is getting the correct Host name resolution in DNS or Host table.
Ahh!  I mention earlier to add the host tables:HOST.SNA.APPN.IBM.COM.  Did I
mention that it must be all UPPER CASE!  Now on the CFGTCPDMN make sure you
are checking your local host table before going out to your DNS server(s).

Now who ever told you that you do not need additional ports opened in the
firewall is talking out of there BUTT!  You MUST open 397 at BOTH ends.

Christopher K. Bipes      mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com
Operations & Network Mgr  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

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Rayburn [mailto:the400man@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 5:10 AM
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: APPC - TCPIP...Book 2

Thanks to all who provided information yesterday on establishing APPC -
TCPIP communications between 2 400's. We are still having a problem
completing the connection as the controllers and devices on both machines
are, indeed, active but both passthru and SNADS object transfers are
failing. When trying to SNADS, the status of the job goes into a "connect"
condition but then soon fails with a "failure to connect to remote" message,
or something like that. Passthru has a similiar response (I think it is code
'0009'). Here is a quick review which I hope can provide some peek at where
we might have erred:

?? Firewall. We have been told that 400 to 400 communication does NOT need
any additional ports "opened" (are they already or auto opened?) for
*anynet. Some have written to say ports 397 and 9216 must be opened. Our
communcation contacts say not true. Word?

SUMMARY. Based on the information above, does anyone have an idea why the
controllers and devices are ACTIVE without passthru and SNADS

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