I'd agree that 5.1 is cool, but I'd point out that as of 5.1 (changing in
5.2?!??!!) you need a DEDICATED lan card to use LanConsole. Dedicated means
dedicated, for ever and all time (at least until 5.2).

As for PTFs via the internet, I assume you're talking about setting your
as/400 up to communicate with IBM via a lan connection
(Lan->router->OC48->Router->IBM). It's a really cool concept with a MAJOR
problem. IBM used IPSEC/L2TP to make the connection so you must either:

1) Have your AS/400 directly on the net
Or
2) Have one of only a handful of routers that IBM knows how to work with
that can do L2TP multihop so you can tunnel the tunnel.

Either option, IMHO, stinks. They need some SIMPLE NAT-transparent method to
make the new support options useful.

-Walden

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Walden H Leverich III
President
Tech Software
(516)627-3800 x11
WaldenL@TechSoftInc.com
http://www.TechSoftInc.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Borts [mailto:Andrewb@SETACORPORATION.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 13:29
To: web400@midrange.com; midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: [WEB400] V5R1M0 and you...


WAY cool - OK Some great things are afoot in V5R1M0
Positives;
1) SNTP - Synchronized TIME Network Protocol - Now every hour, your system
can synchronize with the Cesium clocks around the world...
2) SMTP setup - MUCH Easier - multiple domains are built into the Operations
Navigator wizard, there are some COOL things built into the ON stuff - like
blocking Mail Forwarding, and other neat tools. Management of that stuff is
generally cool.
3) LAN Console - if you have a 270 or 8xx box, and hate the cold of your
computer room - the console is accessible over your lan.  BUT... the
passwords are expired when you upgrade to V5R1M0 so WATCH IT!!!
4) PTF's - REALLY Cool - they give you a status update @ the Bottom of the
screen - also - they KNOW about the multi-disk Cume package - so it's MUCH
friendly then previous releases...
5) Net Server changes - now net server can perform the network signon stuff
- as if it was an NT network... very cool - the wizard was fabulous...

Pitfalls;
1) Route to the internet (*DFTROUTE) deleted somehow...
2) SMTP changes isn't intuitive for the people "simulating" the new
functions built into the Operations Navigator - such as multiple domains,
and the security features...

Honestly - it took a long time, but I have a 18cpw box - the languages alone
are worth the upgrade... TCP/IP looks like it's been enhanced in a MAJOR
way...

Websphere Developer Suite comes on a convenient DVD - installs in one swell
foop...

Media - for newer AS/400's are (I think) coming on DVD - which would cut the
time down immensely for upgrades/PTF's - I'd LOVE to be able to load PTF's
unattended @ Night, and IPL the system @ 4:00am - but hey that's me...

More to come - I installed it over the Christmas Day off - so it took from
8:00am to Midnight with the Cume load... (IPL was about 1 or 2 am before it
completed...)

Anyone know how to install the "Over the internet" PTF ordering/ECS stuff?
The CD wasn't exactly clear...

Andrew Borts / Webmaster
Seta Corporation
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