NoCanDo boss. HMC is a closed appliance and using it to view content not provided by IBM is not allowed.

Personally I would be OK with accessing such things as a tape library as that makes perfect sense but where do you draw the line? Eventually you access something on the Internet that gets a virus into your HMC and compromises it. Since that would be bad, IBM disallows it.

As annoying as that is, I'm OK with it.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

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On 11/2/2015 12:30 PM, Buck Calabro wrote:

How do I get a browser open on the HMC so that I can type in a URL to
manage my tape drive?

We have a CR8 HMC which is conveniently close to the tape drive. The
tape drive uses a web browser to move tapes around. We've been running
that browser on the HMC but had a long power failure and the rack got
powered down. The system is all running again, except for the browser.

It looks like Firefox, but Ctrl-T doesn't have any effect. When I open
the restricted command line I can ls /usr/bin and see Firefox there, but
the HMC disallows running a command with a slash in it. PATH is a
read-only variable, so I can't change that. The Knowledge Center did
not reveal the secret to me; searching only tells me how to configure
the way to reach IN to the HMC, not the way to start a browser to reach
OUT from it.


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