Mine does the same thing as yours, Art, but I tried to get a V5R2 group PTF.

However, I think it is some kind of networking issue in my company's
network, not with IBM. I am on a VPN connection now so there is lots of
address translation going on, and I am wondering if this is what is causing
my problem. However I did read through the IBM help screen and I believe I
meet all the prereqs for both server and client. Still, I suspect something
in our network is not allowing the iSeries to communicate back to my PC. 

I don't really know how iPTF works - i.e. what talks to what in what
sequence, in order to figure it out. But I can see lots of TCP/IP timeouts
on QSYSOPR from QYPSJSVR going to an address that is the DNS-resolved addr
for my PC's host name but is not the virtual addr assigned to my VPN
connection. Without going into too much detail, I suspect that the way iPTF
works is not compatible with the way I am connected to our corporate

I used iPTF before, but not since it has been "fix central", and not sure if
I ever used it before when connected via VPN like I am today.



date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 14:04:57 -0500
from: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: RE: IBM Fix Central Broken?


Start here:


Then I select Iseries, OS/400, V5R1, etc.

I sign in, then select the PTF's I want.

Then I enter my system name, user id, password, and I sit there forever.

I left it running for over an hour, and it stayed in the same spot.

The fact that Rob got his PTF though makes me wonder if I don't have a
problem.  I used to be able to do this.

Art Tostaine, Jr.
CCA, Inc.
Jackson, NJ 08527

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

This thread ...


Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2022 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].

Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.