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Dialing into QCTL subsystem.

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I would like to be able to dial directly into my 400 from home and have my PC come up in the QCTL subsystem. Do I need to have a protocol converter or can I do this with just a modem. I'm looking for the most cost effective(around $500) and best way to set this up. I am also using PC Communications at home but I could use Client Access if I need to. I am using V4R3 on the 400.
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by:jtubbs
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Adjusted points from 100 to 200
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by:JeffPayne
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Is your AS/400 configured for internet access?  If not, I would use Client access.  As for the device in QCTL, on the SBSD, you can specify the device names that will go active in each subsystem.
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by:jtubbs
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It is not configured for internet access. If it was configured for internet access what would that do for me?

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by:JeffPayne
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Internet access would allow you to telnet to the AS/400 across the internet.  Before doing this, I would definitely check my security settings.  Without that, you may configure Client Access for remote dialup.  
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by:jtubbs
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My goal is to have my home connection come up in QCTL subsystem.  If you can give me a detailed explaination on how to get it configured and I can get it up and running I will add another 200 points to the total. I have two phone lines to choose from.

On a side note, I also have a cable modem at my house with a static IP address, would I still need the 400 set up for internet access to be able to get in this way.  If so I will deal with that later, right now I'm only interested in the Client Access dialing into QCTL scenirio.

Thanks,  
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by:jtubbs
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Jeff,

I received a message saying you posted a new comment after my last message, but I don't see any new comments from you.  If you posted something and YOU can see it would you try to resubmit the response.

Thanks,

JT
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Adjusted points from 200 to 400
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by:jetforce
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This is how the company that I used to work for did it, not technical probably what you want, but we used pc anywhere to take over a pc(at work) that had been defined as the console machine, by using pc support, not sure if client access allows you to be defined as console in QCTL. This allowed us to do IPLs and OS upgrades remotely, and then to logoff and then login later at a different time to check its progress. Also you can set it up to dial you back so you don't have to pay the phone bill but your company does, and it is an extra security check.

Maybe not what you really want but a valid solution never the less.

Jetforce
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by:jtubbs
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jetforce,

Thanks for the solution, but I use Remote Desktop, similar to PC Anywhere, on a couple of our servers to handle some applications and it has been a little unstable on the connection from home.  I will hold out for a better solution, but if I don't get one soon I will give you the points anyway for trying. I used to work for a company that had an old protocol translator that worked great and dialed directly into QCTL, but the machine was fairly old and I wouldn't know where to get something like that today.  I

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by:Nelmarcas
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Well here might be something else that helps, maybe.  I use RAS on one of my WindowsNT Servers to dial in from home. Since the AS400 is on the LAN I can access it using the TCPIP when I connect. The terminal emulation works quickly with Client Access Express.
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I am looking for a way to be seperated from the network. Sometimes our RAS server is down.  My goal is a direct connection to the AS/400 and have my session come up in QCTL.  
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P_S_Price earned 400 total points
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You can do this but you will need to have a special card on your PC. (SDLC will do the trick) then you set up an SDLC connection on the AS/400 (you will need a modem on the AS/400 for this too) that uses a switched line type and have the AS/400 wait for a call. The configuration will include creating (in this order) a Line Description, a Controller Description and a Device Description. The Device should then be defined within the QCTL subsystem.

Refer to your comms manuals for possible setups!!
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by:p151073
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ps price is very rite in saying that, the only way to achieve all u want is thru a SDLC card at pc end also u need to add workstation routing entry in SUBSYSTEM QCTL so that ur pc in home should go into qctl instead of Qinter.
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