I believe Andrew was referring to the ability in 5.1 to use "classic" interfaces to PTFs but have the AS/400 communicate over the net. Specifically, SNDPTFORD would now work over the internet. ------------ Walden H Leverich III President Tech Software (516)627-3800 x11 WaldenL@TechSoftInc.com http://www.TechSoftInc.com -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 15:51 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: V5R1M0 and you... We order PTF's quite often via the internet. In the IBM spirit of trying to hire the most people for the most meaningless tasks it involves much clicking of icons. Basically you get a PC with 'socks' loaded on it. Then you point your browser to: http://as400service.rochester.ibm.com/p_dir/ptforder.nsf Of which you must have a valid support contract and be registered. Once you order your PTF there is this pause and it will prompt you for your 400's name, userid and password. Then it pulls the information from WRKCNTINF-Option 2. Verifies that with you and then starts downloading the PTF to your 400. Stores it at a save file. WRKPRB will even show the download. For more information look at: http://www-912.ibm.com/supporthome.nsf/document/10000083 I wish this was supported directly on the 400 for the following reasons 1) the 400 has a GB ethernet card - my PC does not. 2) I could programmatically order PTF's versus clicking on stuff 3) I could do this stuff at off hours via the job scheduler. There is another web site if you just want the stuff sent to you on media. I like this versus the green screen method because you'll get 3 emails 1) We got your order and this is the order number 2) 1 above and this is the Airborne number 3) 2 above and Airborne has picked it up. Could be improved with a direct link to the airborne web site, prefilled with the airborne number of course. For this go here: http://service.software.ibm.com/as400.us.reg/orderptfmedia?lang=english|1 Rob Berendt -- "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin "Fritz Hayes" <email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org om> cc: Sent by: Fax to: midrange-l-admin@mi Subject: RE: V5R1M0 and you... drange.com 12/26/2001 02:12 PM Please respond to midrange-l One question and maybe an answer: Doesn't the LAN console require a dedicated LAN card? On the Internet PTFs, the V4 way was to connect via web browser, then do an automated FTP transfer from IBM to your PC, which flows through to the AS/400 using Client Access file transfer (all automated). Ended up as a Savf on the 400 so you had to apply the PTF from a Savf source. Best Regards Fritz Hayes Atwater Associates |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!!! | |Anyone know how to install the "Over the internet" PTF ordering/ECS |stuff? The CD wasn't exactly clear... | |Andrew Borts / Webmaster |Seta Corporation _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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