What I suspected IBM was trying to do was claim they were doing this over
the internet but use the same slow modem and configure it to use PPP versus
SNA.  Granted, the TCP/IP will run faster than SNA using the same hardware,
but the real payback would be to use our high speed internet connections.

Rob Berendt
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin

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To: midrange-l@midrange.com
From: rob@dekko.com
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 15:51:04 -0500
Reply-To: midrange-l@midrange.com

>We order PTF's quite often via the internet.  In the IBM spirit of
>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.
>you point your browser to:

I was under the impression that the ECS could do this ON the AS/400 - my
system is ON the internet, but I still need my 12000 baud modem to dial
into IBM to order PTF's

Since I have a 1.5mbit Download capability - wouldn't it be great to
have ECS wake up & order these in seconds instead of using that damn 800
# (costs IBM Money!) and one of the many existing T1's to get 12K/2mbyte
Downloads of recent PTF's - since the system orders this?  My system
would LOVE being THAT up to date!!

Andrew Borts / Webmaster
Seta Corporation
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