Thanks Chuck,

I have configure TCP/IP for 2 previous system emulating other systems or
following IBM recommendation but your response put AS/400 TCP/IP in some
perspective.  My current system can not be seen from my PC (client) but can
be "pinged" I'm curious if the TCP/IP on the AS/400 is configured wrongly.
I used Windows explorer to find the AS/400 using IP and IP name but to no
success.

The following are my PC IP configuration:
DNS Servers:    10.248.0.30
Node Type:        Hybrid
IP Address:        DHCP
Subnet Mask:     255.255.254.0
Default Gateway:    10.160.2.254
DHCP Server:    10.160.3.6
Primary Wins      10.160.10.37
Secondary Wins  10.160.9.37
_________________________________
The following are my AS/400 IP configuration:

Internet         Subnet                     Line                   Line
Address          Mask                     Description        Type
10.160.9.59    255.255.255.0      ENETLIN01     *ELAN
10.160.9.66    255.255.255.0      ENETLIN02     *ELAN
127.0.0.1        255.255.255.128  *LOOPBACK  *NONE
162.6.61.8      255.255.255.128  TRNLINE71     *TRLAN
_________________________________
Route                Subnet           Next                 Preferred
 Destination        Mask             Hop                  Interface
*DFTROUTE   *NONE        10.160.9.254    10.160.9.59
*DFTROUTE   *NONE         162.6.61.1       162.6.61.8
_________________________________
                        Change TCP/IP Domain (CHGTCPDMN)
 Type choices, press Enter.

 Host name  . . . . . . . . . . .   'sys400'
 Domain name  . . . . . . . . . .   'company.org'
 Host name search priority  . . .   *REMOTE       *REMOTE, *LOCAL, *SAME
 Domain name server:
   Internet address . . . . . . .   '162.6.5.5'
                                            '162.6.6.2'
                                            '10.248.0.30'
                            Additional Parameters
   Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   53            1-65535, *SAME
 Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . .   *UDP          *UDP, *TCP, *SAME
_________________________________
                       Change TCP/IP Attributes (CHGTCPA)
 Type choices, press Enter.

 TCP keep alive . . . . . . . . .   120           1-40320, *SAME, *DFT
 TCP urgent pointer . . . . . . .   *BSD          *SAME, *BSD, *RFC
 TCP receive buffer size  . . . .   16384         512-8388608, *SAME, *DFT
 TCP send buffer size . . . . . .   16384         512-8388608, *SAME, *DFT
 UDP checksum . . . . . . . . . .   *YES          *SAME, *YES, *NO
 Path MTU discovery:
   Enablement . . . . . . . . . .   *YES          *SAME, *DFT, *NO, *YES
   Interval . . . . . . . . . . .   10            5-40320, *ONCE
 IP datagram forwarding . . . . .   *YES          *SAME, *YES, *NO
 IP source routing  . . . . . . .   *YES          *SAME, *YES, *NO
 IP reassembly time-out . . . . .   120           5-120, *SAME, *DFT
 IP time to live  . . . . . . . .   64            1-255, *SAME, *DFT
 ARP cache timeout  . . . . . . .   5             1-1440, *SAME, *DFT
 Log protocol errors  . . . . . .   *YES          *SAME, *YES, *NO


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Morehead" <cbmorehead@nokuse.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: TCP/IP and Components


> <snip>
> > First:    What are the functions of  ROUTES, *DFTROUTE, NEXTHOP, and
> PREFERRED INTERFACE and why are they needed.
> Different subnets don't normally "talk" to each other.  If you want them
to,
> then you need to tell them how to get to each other, i.e. what "route" to
> take.  E.g. to get from a machine with IP 10.1.1.15 (assuming mask of
> 255.255.255.0) to subnet 10.1.2.0, you need to tell the 10.1.1.15 system
> where the router is, e.g. perhaps it is 10.1.2.1.  This tells the
10.1.1.15
> machine to go to 10.1.2.1 for any 10.1.2.0 address.
>
> The *DFTROUTE option is the default route - it is tried if there are no
> specific routes that meet the request.  It is the same as a "default
> gateway" in Windows.
>
> >
> > Second:    How should TCP/IP domain be setup and what are the
relationship
> and requirements between HOST NAME, DOMAIN NAME, DOMAIN
> >                 NAME ADDRESSES as they apply to AS/400 TCP/IP domain.
> This is a matter of opinion, and is very arbitrary if you are working with
> an internal network.  E.g. use "yourcompanyname.com" for the domain name,
> and your AS/400's name for the host name.  E.g. here our domain is
> NOKUSE.COM.  (In our situation we use the same domain as our public
domain,
> which does not cause us problems since we do not host our own Internet
> servers in-house.  If you do have Internet servers in-house then you may
> want a different domain name for internal systems.  Again, this is very
> arbitrary.)  Then if our AS/400's host name was AS400 the qualified name
> would be AS400.NOKUSE.COM.
>
> As for IP address, choose a private IP scheme, e.g. 192.168.20.0 or
> 10.1.1.0.  Generally servers (i.e. anything that requires a static IP) use
> the first 10 (or more if you need them) IP's.  So your router may be
> 10.1.1.1, your AS/400 may be 10.1.1.2, you may have 3 print servers using
> 10.1.1.3-5, etc.  This allows you to set your DHCP server (if you choose
to
> use one) to exclude that range.
>
> > Third:    What are the functions of a *LOOPBACK address.
> Loopback is for testing TCP/IP locally to make sure you at least have
TCP/IP
> up and running.  It does not test outside the machine you are working on.
> >
> <snip>
>
> There is a lot more to all of this, but basic configuration on the AS/400
is
> easy.  Configuring and securing it - especially if your network is
connected
> to the Internet - is another animal.
>
> Chuck
>
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