Steven, 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.) jt | -----Original Message----- | From: firstname.lastname@example.org | [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of firstname.lastname@example.org | Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 9:52 PM | To: email@example.com | Subject: Re: Unix | | | Steven: | | On Thu, 06 December 2001, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 | | -- | Tom Liotta | The PowerTech Group, Inc. | 19426 68th Avenue South | Kent, WA 98032 | Phone 253-872-7788 | Fax 253-872-7904 | http://www.400Security.com |
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