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Is there a way to restart the TCP/IP task on an IBM z/OS system?

Every time our server loses the IP connection we end up performing a Power-On Reset (POR) to recover. There's gotta be a better way! Isn't there a way to recycle the TCP/IP task?
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What?  You do a POR when a server looks a IP connect?  

I would need more detail about what is happing but you defininlty do not need to do a POR unless you are loosing hardware.

On z/OS TCPIP runs as a started task and if it fails, you should have a TON of problems other than one server losing connection.  If TCP/IP were to fail, you just restart it.

Definitintly no POR, at most you may need to IPL.  But only because IPL'ing in some instances is easier that going through all of the recover steps for the applications that use TCP/IP services.



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I haven't managed an MVS (z/OS) system in years, but I suspected that there had to be a better way than executing a POR. Unfortunately, I don't remember how to recycle a started task. Can you provide some (general) instructions?
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