Is it possible the IP numbers in your domain are not unique?  When I telnet
to the address you provided I get a JetDirect Printer.


           Firmware Rev.   : G.07.17
        MAC Address     : 08:00:09:c5:9f:91
        Config By       : USER SPECIFIED
        IP Address      :
        Subnet Mask     :
        Default Gateway :
        Syslog Server   : Not Specified
        Idle Timeout    : 90 Seconds
        Set Cmnty Name  : Not Specified
        Host Name       : NPIC59F91
        DHCP Config     : Disabled
        Passwd          : Disabled
        IPX/SPX         : Enabled
        DLC/LLC         : Enabled
        Ethertalk       : Enabled
        Banner page     : Enabled

Booth Martin
-------Original Message-------
Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 08:53:31 AM
Subject: Re: management Central
I hope this comes thru so you can read it. this is a copy of the screen.
Change TCP/IP Domain (CHGTCPDMN)
Type choices, press Enter.
Host name . . . . . . . . . . . 'ISD43750'
Domain name . . . . . . . . . . 'INTERBORO.K12.PA.US'
Domain search list . . . . . . . *DFT
Host name search priority . . . *REMOTE *REMOTE, *LOCAL, *SAME
Domain name server:
Internet address . . . . . . . ''
F34F24Yes, the name of the 400 is ISD43750. The 400 is not "seeable" on the
outside, and to connect to it in the district we use . Should I
change the *remote to the actual number?
>>> 12/04/01 07:49PM >>>

Management Central (MGTC) seems very touchy about TCP/IP configuration. It
apparently wants things to be exactly correct and isn't very forgiving when
common variations are used.
The single biggest item seems to be the relationship between the iSeries
host/domain setting and the entry for the system in the host table (or
possibly the appropriate DNS entry).
>From option 12 (Change TCP/IP domain information) of the CFGTCP menu, note
the fully qualified name of your system (e.g.,
Then check option 10 (Work with TCP/IP host table entries) and look at the
entry for your system's IP address.
The host table entry allows multiple host names to be associated with an IP
address. People often put in both as400host and as
alternative names. There's nothing exactly wrong with this, but it seems to
be a problem for MGTC and maybe one or two other server applications.
The problem seems to be that MGTC looks only at the first host name
specified for each IP address to see if it's the entry for the configured
qualified host name. It doesn't recognize any aliases. So make certain that is the first one for your IP address. If you also
want to use as400host, just make sure it comes second or later.
The entry would look similar to:
I'm not sure if TCP/IP _must_ be ended and restarted before MGTC will see
this change, but MGTC won't run without this setting. And note that all of
this is guesswork based on general experience from seeing what has worked in
the past; I can't point to any explicit documentation.
Tom Liotta
On Tue, 04 December 2001, "MARYLOU ATWELL" wrote:
> This is where it gets tricky for me. Someone else set up the TCP on this
for me about 5 years ago, and I sure haven't messed with it. Is there
somewhere you can steer to me to get it set right?
Tom Liotta
The PowerTech Group, Inc.
19426 68th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
Phone 253-872-7788
Fax 253-872-7904

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