It's still IBM software.

If they're going to integrate it with ACS, which it seems like they're doing (someone went to the effort to pass the system name and the related IBM i job from ACS to the system debugger, and the system debugger displays that info in its title bar), it would've been nice if they had gone the extra step to use the IP address determined by ACS instead of having to do a DNS lookup all over again.

You can change the system in the system debugger, and it does not use the ACS system selection method, so you have to remember the name you want and key it in, and that is not passed back to Run SQL Scripts or ACS. To be fair, Run SQL Scripts also allows you to change the system, and it uses its own system selection method, and does not pass the selection back to ACS.

Oh well, /"A foolish consistency is thehobgoblin <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobgoblin>of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." - Ralph Waldo Emerson./

On 10/7/2021 12:24 PM, Charles Wilt wrote:
The system debugger isn't really part of ACS...

It's actually part of the IBM Java Toolbox..

Charles

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 12:04 PM Peter Dow<petercdow@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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.

--
*Peter Dow* /
Dow Software Services, Inc.
909 793-9050
petercdow@xxxxxxxxx
pdow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

/
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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