On 06-Dec-2013 09:23 -0800, franz400 wrote:
The RTVNETA is one issue.
I want to verify IBM Content Manager (the 5.3 version) and other
products that may use RTVNETA or its API.
Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, because I expect few would want to or
actually do so, but...
Specific to and on those systems, you possibly could write a program
[that is modified to run in the system domain to enable the pgm] to
change the copy of that data which is stored in every job control
structure; whence the MENU surely gets the value, rather than
redirecting to the system control block. The program could be called by
the routing program for the interactive subsystem(s), and a scope
message could be added to run at job termination in order to reset the
value to the original\expected value, so that the next re-use of that
job structure by any other [possibly non-interactive] job is unaffected
by the deception.
Specific to and on those systems, you possibly could /Trojan Horse/
the Retrieve Network Attributes (QWCRNETA) API, the RTVNETA command, and
[probably also a] non-API system program that are called to get that
information... but I would expect the overall effect of that would be
the same as having used CHGNETA SYSNAME(NewValue). In either case,
requiring an IPL, so that every job's private copy of that information
will be reflected by the pending change to the system control block that
stores the System Name value; pending the completion of the next PwrDwn+IPL.