I thought I might need to share data, and I was concentrating on NFS.  (The
project fell through.)  IIRC, the set up didn't look bad, at all.  (Don't
know about performance, however.)


| -----Original Message-----
| From:
| []On Behalf Of
| Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 9:52 PM
| To:
| Subject: Re: Unix
| Steven:
| On Thu, 06 December 2001, wrote:
| > I think we're winning because they are spotting the strengths of the
| > AS/400 for the business in question.  I have also given my friend a few
| > pointers  on how he might consider sharing data between the
| systems using
| > something like access (I know, I know...) as a go between.
| Sharing data might be easy depending on what Unix it is and
| what's installed. Keep in mind that the AS/400 supports NFS and
| that even DRDA is possible (if the Unix side has the necessary
| components.)
| An iSeries at V4R5 has multiple Unix-related options. QShell is a
| Unix-style shell for running scripts and utilities. Hundreds of
| Unix APIs are native, available even to RPG. Linux can run in a
| LPAR (I know -- already disqualified.) And PASE provides a
| binary-compatibility with AIX. There are some Unixes that don't
| provide as much.
| PASE is an intriguing possibility. It's essentially nothing more
| than some run-time libraries (costing maybe $100 for V4R5?) that
| provides an ABI for AIX executables. I've compiled a C program on
| AIX, FTP'd it to the IFS and run the program with no problem. (Of
| course, I also tested modifying the resulting streamfile object
| with EDTF to see what would happen and it ran just as well. That
| was one difference between those and native *PGM objects that
| made me nervous.) I'd expected somebody else to mention PASE by
| now, but QShell and Linux were all that showed up.
| Tom Liotta
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| 19426 68th Avenue South
| Kent, WA 98032
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