> From: Brad Jensen
> Why anyone would open up their AS/400 to the Internet,
> particularly as a web server, is beyond me. Unless you have two of
> them, and the company data is on the other one.

Some shops have a single AS/400 and a one-person IS shop.  WebSphere on the
AS/400 is pretty easy to maintain.  Allow only port 80 through your
firewall, and you've got a reasonably secure environment.  But I agree that
I'd rather not put my mission-critical machine on the Internet.

> > Heck, on my system I have a firewall
> > that blocks port 21, and an internal non-addressable network,
> and I STILL
> > only start the FTP server on my AS/400 when I need it.
> I am trying to think when that would be. It seems reasonable to
> make the AS/400 the FTP client, not server.

About the only time I use it is to upload a savefile to my AS/400.  It's
still easier to me to use the FTP client from W2K and do a PUT to a


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