Just for the archives, I also posted this to midrange-l (after the topic wavered over to system values). But Tom, I agree. QSTRPRTWTR doesn't get reset until the next IPL. Luckily I have an iseries that I can IPL at will. I did extensive testing on this. As we know, QSTRPRTWTR is not a system value that we can change, it is only a display one. Much like QIPLSTS, QABNORMSW, etc. If you want an action like a mythical CHGSYSVAL QSTRPRTWTR would be, then you can do this one of two ways: One, IPL in manual mode and override it. Two, prior to the IPL do a CHGIPLA STRPRTWTR(... If you set it to *NO then after the next IPL QSTRUP will not start the writers and system value QSTRPRTWTR will be set to 0, do not start. Somewhere during, or after, the IPL it does a CHGIPLA again and sets the value for STRPRTWTR back to it's default of *YES, so the NEXT ipl will automatically start printer writers and set the system value QSTRPRTWTR back to it's default. I can work with this. My program worked fine. Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com qsrvbas@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Tom Liotta) Sent by: security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 01/19/2005 08:14 PM Please respond to Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries <security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries) cc Subject RE: [Security400] Anyone see a security issuewith CHGJOBDJOBD(QSYS/QSTRUPJD) USER(GODLIKE)? rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote: >But if I previously called QSYS/QSTRUP I want to make sure that QSTRPRTWTR >is not reset by that. So, at what point does that get reset? This is not >a system value you can do CHGSYSVAL on. Just want to make sure that if I >am doing some special IPL that I don't start the printer writers >unnecessarily. Rob: See extended help for system value QSTRPRTWTR. I've never checked, but I don't think it gets "reset" during IPL. Once it's on, it stays on until the next IPL. A simple CLP showed it on here. Tom Liotta -- Tom Liotta The PowerTech Group, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032 Phone 253-872-7788 x313 Fax 253-872-7904 http://www.powertech.com __________________________________________________________________ Switch to Netscape Internet Service. As low as $9.95 a month -- Sign up today at http://isp.netscape.com/register Netscape. Just the Net You Need. New! Netscape Toolbar for Internet Explorer Search from anywhere on the Web and block those annoying pop-ups. Download now at http://channels.netscape.com/ns/search/install.jsp _______________________________________________ This is the Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries (Security400) mailing list To post a message email: Security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/security400 or email: Security400-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/security400.