When I edited the ACS system configuration in question, the Connection tab had "IP address lookup frequency" set to "Never - Specify IP address" with an IP address specified.

I changed it to "After startup" and the IP address disappeared. Or did it?  When I closed ACS, and restarted it, the IP address still shows in the System Configuration.  And the Verify Connection still worked, even though the system name was not in the DNS, i.e. ping systemname fails.

Another issue is that when using ACS's System selection, it only shows the system name, not the description. In this particular case the system names are

DS05SPAS400DEV
KS06SVAS400

They are both development systems. What's the difference?  Which one is which?  What is the point of having a description if you can't use it to help select the system?

Oh, and another point about System Debugger using a different method for connecting.  It's like the software here, which is really old. Most of it now uses F3=Exit, F12=Cancel, but some of the programs still use F1=Exit, F2=Cancel.  And this company is not known for user retention, or making an effort to keep institutional knowledge.  IBM at least should be able to do better.

Sorry if I sound a bit peeved, it's just that I'm a bit peeved.

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On 10/7/2021 4:28 AM, Rob Berendt wrote:
Why are you using invalid system names and IP addresses in iACS?
When we do a switch we change the dns entry (automatically) on our Windows servers from our IBM i. If we had IP addresses in everyone's iACS this would not work so well.

Rob Berendt

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