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AS/400
IBM
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
November 1997
To view or print the latest update, go to http://www.ibm.com/nc/pubs
SC41-0632-03
AS/400
IBM
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
November 1997
To view or print the latest update, go to http://www.ibm.com/nc/pubs
SC41-0632-03
Note
Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the general information under “Notices”
on page vii.
Fourth Edition (November 1997)
This edition replaces SC41-0632-02. This edition applies only to reduced instruction set computer (RISC) systems.
 Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 1997. All rights reserved.
Note to U.S. Government Users — Documentation related to restricted rights — Use, duplication or disclosure is
subject to restrictions set forth in GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.
Contents
Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii
About IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400, SC41-0632
Who should read this book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information available on the World Wide Web . . . . . . . . .
Accessing this guide on the World Wide Web
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How to send your comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1. Introduction to the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
What Does an IBM Network Station Look Like? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How Does the IBM Network Station Communicate with the AS/400? . . . .
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What is BOOTP?
What is Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How Do I Manage the IBM Network Stations? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What is the IBM Network Station Manager Program?
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What is the IBM Setup Utility?
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What Are User Services? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What is the Setup Assistant? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the IBM Network Station Roadmap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2. Planning for the IBM Network Station
General Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AS/400 TCP/IP Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Host Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Local Area Network (LAN) Information . . . . .
IP Router/Gateway Information . . . . . . . . .
IBM Network Station Planning . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM Network Station Information Chart . . . . .
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Chapter 3. Product Installation
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Product Installation Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing from Tape or Compact Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing OS/400 PTFs for the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 . .
Installing the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 Licensed Program .
Installing IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 PTFs . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the IBM Network Station Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Navio NC Navigator Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Navio NC Navigator Browser from Tape or CD
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Chapter 4. Working With the Setup Assistant . . . . . . .
Starting the Setup Assistant
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Task 2000 - Install Required Software . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Task 3000 - Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations . . .
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Task 3100 - Identify AS/400 to the Local Networks . . . .
Task 3110 - Set Host Specific Internet Information . . . .
Task 3120 - Create New TCP/IP Interfaces
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Task 3200 - Create TCP/IP Routes To Remote Networks
Task 3300 - Set TCP/IP Servers To Autostart
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Task 3400 - Add HTTP Server Directives . . . . . . . . .
Task 4000 - Configure IBM Network Stations . . . . . . . .
Task 4200 - Define IBM Network Stations
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Task 4300 - Define IBM Network Station Attached Printers
Task 5000 - Start and Verify Required Servers
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Chapter 5. Logging on and Working with IBM Network Station Manager
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Login
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Working with the 5250 Emulation Application
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Learning About the 5250 Emulation Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing Help
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Working with the 3270 Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Learning About the 3270 Emulation Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing Help
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Working with the IBM Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM Browser News - What is the Latest? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM Browser Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM Browser MIME Types: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM Browser URL Types Supported
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Learning About IBM Network Station Browser Functions . . . . . . . . . . .
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Accessing Help
Changing the IBM Browser Encryption Level for Improved Transaction Security
Working with the Navio NC Navigator Browser
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Navio NC Navigator Browser News - What is the Latest? . . . . . . . . . .
Navio NC Navigator Browser Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navio NC Navigator MIME Types:
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Navio NC Navigator URL Types Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Learning About Navio NC Navigator Browser Functions . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing Help
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JAVA VM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Is Java? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What do I do with Java?
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What are Java Applications and Applets?
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Starting an Application
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Starting an Applet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where do I find Additional Information on Java? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 6. Using the IBM Network Station Manager Program
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IBM Network Station Manager Program - an Overview . . . . . . .
Who can use the IBM Network Station Manager Program?
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Working with IBM Network Station Manager Program Defaults
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Working with the IBM Network Station Manager Program Setup Tasks - Examples
Hardware Settings Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Startup Settings Example - Working with Menu Bar Options . . . . . . . . .
Startup Settings Example - Automatically Starting a 5250 Session on an IBM
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Desktop Manager Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5250 Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3270 Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Verifying your Setting Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM Network Station Manager Program Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional IBM Network Station Manager Program Examples . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up an AIX Session using the IBM Network Station Manager Program
Setting up a Windows NT Session using the IBM Network Station Manager
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Chapter 8. Working with the IBM Network Station Setup Utility
Accessing the IBM Network Station Setup Utility
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F2 = View Network Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F3 = View Boot Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F4 = View Hardware Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F5 = Set Network Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F6 = Set Boot Parameters
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F8 = Set Language Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F9 = Verbose Diagnostic Messages (Enabled or Disabled)
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Chapter 9. Managing your IBM Network Stations . . . . . . . . . . . .
Performance Considerations and Tuning for IBM Network Stations . . . . .
Number of IBM Network Stations Powering-on Simultaneously
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Tuning TCP/IP on your AS/400 boot host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring or Changing Your Line Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM Network Station Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AS/400 5250 Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Applets and Applications
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Performance Considerations
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Using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) with your IBM Network
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Accessing User Services
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Login
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Utilities
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Statistics
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Benefits of Using SNMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Retrieving the SNMP MIB File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Chapter 10. Configuring the HTTP Server
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Chapter 11. Configuring the BOOTP Server
Configuring the BOOTP Server
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Work with BOOTP Table . . . . . . . . . . .
Display BOOTP Table Entry . . . . . . . . .
Change BOOTP Table Entry . . . . . . . . .
Add BOOTP Table Entry . . . . . . . . . . .
Set BOOTP Table Defaults . . . . . . . . . .
Confirm Remove of BOOTP Table Entry . . .
Starting the BOOTP Server
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Automatically Starting the BOOTP Server
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Changing BOOTP Attributes
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Chapter 12. Configuring Printers for use With IBM Network Stations . . .
Printer Configuration Scenarios
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Appendix A. Trouble Shooting and Problem Solving
Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PANIC Mode at an IBM Network Station . . . . . . . .
File Transmission and Maximum Transmission Units
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Appendix C. IBM Network Station Manager Program Shipped Default
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Appendix D. IBM Network Station Manager Program Shipped Environment
Variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
Notices
This information was developed for products and services offered in the U.S.A. IBM
may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in other
countries. Consult your local IBM representative for information on the products and
services currently available in your area. Any reference to an IBM product, program, or
service is not intended to state or imply that only that IBM product, program, or service
may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not
infringe any IBM intellectual property right may be used instead. However, it is the
user's responsibility to evaluate and verify the operation of any non-IBM product,
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About IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400, SC41-0632
Who should read this book
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Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program. This guide refers to you as the
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Chapter 1. Introduction to the IBM Network Station Manager for
AS/400
The IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 is a desktop network computer that
provides:
Ÿ Low cost of ownership
Ÿ Central management of software and data
Ÿ Access to the Internet and corporate intranets
Ÿ Simplicity in installation and administration
Ÿ Graphical interface with browser-based administration features
About Names: The name of this manual is the IBM Network Station Manager for
AS/400. This manual documents the licensed program of the same name.
Also discussed in this manual is a program used to administer IBM Network
Stations. This program is the IBM Network Station Manager program. The name
of the licensed program and the name of this administering program are very
similar. When discussing the program that is used for administering IBM
Network Stations, the text will read IBM Network Station Manager program. See
Chapter 6, “Using the IBM Network Station Manager Program” on page 6-1 for
specific information.
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What Does an IBM Network Station Look Like?
The following diagram shows the components of the IBM Network Stations:
.1/ Logic unit
.2/ Logic unit base
.3/ Power module
.4/ Keyboard
.5/ Mouse
.6/ Cable clamps
.7/ Monitor
.8/ Memory SIMM
.9/ Video memory modules
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How Does the IBM Network Station Communicate with the AS/400?
The IBM Network Station for AS/400 uses:
Ÿ BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol)
Ÿ TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol)
What is BOOTP?
BOOTP is a TCP/IP protocol that is used to allow a diskless client (IBM Network
Station) to request an IP address and the name of the load file.
When the BOOTP server receives an IBM Network Station boot request, the server
looks up the MAC address that is defined for the IBM Network Station. BOOTP then
returns a reply with the IP address and the name and path of the load file that was
requested. (The load file is the file that contains the operating system kernel for the IBM
Network Station.) The IBM Network Station then initiates a TFTP request to the server
for the load file.
The BOOTP server stores the IP address of the IBM Network Station and the name of
the load file in a table. This table is called the BOOTP table. To help manage your IBM
Network Station installation and configuration, IBM has provided a Setup Assistant. The
Setup Assistant helps you update the BOOTP table. See Chapter 4, “Working With the
Setup Assistant” on page 4-1 for more information.
What is Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)?
TFTP is a TCP/IP protocol that is used to transfer files. TFTP can read or write files
from or to a remote server. On the AS/400 system, TFTP is a server that you can configure using the TCP/IP licensed program. The Setup Assistant does the necessary
work to configure and start the TFTP server. See Chapter 4, “Working With the Setup
Assistant” on page 4-1 for more information.
How Do I Manage the IBM Network Stations?
There are several programs that are provided that allow you to manage the IBM
Network Stations on a day-to-day basis. They are:
Ÿ The IBM Network Station Manager program
Ÿ The IBM Setup Utility
Ÿ User Services
Ÿ The IBM Network Station Setup Assistant
What is the IBM Network Station Manager Program?
The IBM Network Station Manager program is a browser-based application that allows
you to set and change settings for:
Ÿ All or specific IBM Network Station users
Ÿ All or specific IBM Network Station workstations
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User settings can be for application programs (5250 emulation, 3270 emulation,
browser sessions) or hardware settings such as mouse configuration or desktop background. See Chapter 6, “Using the IBM Network Station Manager Program” on
page 6-1 for a more detailed discussion.
What is the IBM Setup Utility?
The IBM Setup Utility on the IBM Network Station allows you to View and then Set
(change) configuration settings on a particular IBM Network Station. For example, you
can view or set the MAC address or monitor resolution setttings of any IBM Network
Station.
The system administrator can access the IBM Network Station Setup Utility while the
IBM Network Station is going through the boot-up process. See Chapter 8, “Working
with the IBM Network Station Setup Utility” on page 8-1 for a more detailed discussion.
What Are User Services?
User services are programs that provide users with tools to manage the IBM Network
Station's operational environment.
Following are some of the user services:
Ÿ Monitoring messages applicable to a specific IBM Network Station
Ÿ Locking your screen (with password control)
Ÿ Monitoring statistics (for example, how much memory is available on a specific IBM
Network Station)
See Chapter 7, “Working with User Services” on page 7-1 for a more detailed discussion.
What is the Setup Assistant?
The IBM Network Station Setup Assistant is an AS/400 program. The Setup Assistant
simplifies and automates the process that is required to configure your AS/400 to
support IBM Network Stations. The Setup Assistant guides you through the following
tasks:
Ÿ Verifying that all software is installed
Ÿ Configuring TCP/IP lines and interfaces that are used by the IBM Network Station
Ÿ Defining IBM Network Station devices
Ÿ Startup and verification of required servers
Using the IBM Network Station Roadmap
The following diagram represents a roadmap of the tasks you can perform while
working with your IBM Network Stations. It is recommended that the roadmap be followed to facilitate smooth transition from planning, to installing, to configuring, to using.
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Chapter 2. Planning for the IBM Network Station Manager for
AS/400
As system administrator, you need to plan the integration of IBM Network Stations into
your computing environment. To assist you, IBM has created an IBM Network Station
Setup Assistant. This Setup Assistant, with information probided by you, ensures that
all components of setup, install, and configuration will complete successfully.
Note: If you do not use the Setup Assistant to help you integrate your IBM Network
Station into your computing environment, you must follow the configuration
steps in:
Ÿ Chapter 10, “Configuring the HTTP Server” on page 10-1
Ÿ Chapter 11, “Configuring the BOOTP Server” on page 11-1
Ÿ Chapter 12, “Configuring Printers for use With IBM Network Stations” on
page 12-1
You must record some of the planning information that you gather on information
charts. See Table 2-2 on page 2-10 and Table 2-3 on page 2-16 to familiarize yourself
with their contents. The following are the planning task divisions:
Ÿ General planning
This section is not just for reading! There are tasks that must complete before you
move to the next planning section.
Ÿ AS/400 (Host) TCP/IP network planning
The Setup Assistant uses the information that you provide to create and verify
TCP/IP configuration for your AS/400.
Ÿ IBM Network Station planning
The Setup Assistant uses information that you provide to define your IBM Network
Stations.
General Planning
The general planning information is mostly verification to ensure that your AS/400
system and IBM Network Stations are ready to receive the software and hardware that
is associated with IBM Network Stations.
1.
Obtain the IBM Network Station Media Access Control (MAC) address.
Use the MAC addresses to create BOOTP entries for assigning IP addresses.
You need to do this step for each IBM Network Station that you will be adding.
This address is on the box that the IBM Network Station system unit is packaged in. The following diagram shows the MAC address location on the box
that contains the system unit:
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Note: If you no longer have the box that the IBM Network Station system unit
is packaged in, you may also find the MAC address through the Setup
Utility:
a. Boot the Network Station.
b. Press the Escape key after the keyboard controller is tested during
the boot.
c. Press F4 to view the Hardware. You will find the MAC address
here.
2. Familiarize yourself with your TCP/IP network.
3.
We recommended that you have a good working knowledge of your network.
Having a topology map or diagram of your network will help you to more easily
complete the planning tasks and Setup Assistant. If you do not have this familiarity, you will not be able to use the Setup Assistant successfully. Figure 2-1
on page 2-4 shows a physical rendering of a TCP/IP network with example
addresses. Addresses from your network (similar to these) will be required on
planning forms later in this section.
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The following is information that relates to the network map that is presented in
Figure 2-1.
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System name:
AS/4ðð Host Name:
AS/4ðð Domain Name:
Line Description:
ETHLINE Line IP Address:
TRLINE Line IP Address:
Device Naming:
Local example name:
Remote example name:
Figure 2-1. Sample TCP/IP Network Map
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AS4ððTEST
AS4ððTEST
MYCOMPANY.STATE.COM
ETHLINE and TRLINE
199.5.9.22
199.5.1ð.48
L=Local, R=Remote, E=Ethernet, T=Token-Ring
LNSDEV3E
RNSDEV2T
4.
Verify that you can configure your routers or gateways as BOOTP relay
agents.
If your network uses routers or gateways, ensure that you can enable them to
be BOOTP relay agents. Enabling the routers or gateways for BOOTP allows
you to propagate (send) the BOOTP packets across the network to other LAN
segments.
If you can not configure routers to be BOOTP relay agents, you could:
Ÿ Use a UNIX system or RS/6000 system that has the necessary configuration support to receive limited BOOTP broadcasts. Then forward those
broadcasts to the appropriate AS/400 host server. See your network
administrator or the system administrator of the UNIX or RS/6000 system
for information on how to configure BOOTP relay agents.
Ÿ The AS/400 server could be located on the same LAN segment as the
IBM Network Stations. This would eliminate any need for routers or intermediate UNIX systems to pass on the broadcast requests of the IBM
Network Stations.
5.
Obtain IP Addresses and a Domain Name for your organization.
Each node on a network is known as a host and has a unique address called
an Internet Protocol (IP) address. This address is a 32-bit integer that is
expressed in the form nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn.
For the networks within your organization, you can assign your own addresses.
However, if you want to connect to the Internet, a central authority must officially assign the network addresses and domain names. The authority at the
time of this writing is Network Solutions, Inc.. The address is:
Network Solutions
InterNIC Registration Services
5ð5 Huntmar Park Drive
Herndon, VA 22ð7ð
1-7ð3-742-4811
E-mail: [email protected]
WWW: http://rs.internic.net/
Note: If your organization already has a range of IP addresses, you can use
those instead of obtaining new IP addresses. For more information see
the TCP/IP Configuration and Reference, SC41-5420 .
6.
Verify that you have the correct PTF (Program Temporary Fix) media.
As system administrator, you will need to install PTFs on your system.
If you are installing on a Version 3 Release 2 system, use the tape that is
labeled:
à
Network Station Manager
Enabling PTFs for AS/4ðð
ð
Marker PTF:NS32SS1
á
ñ
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If you are installing on a Version 3 Release 7 system, use the CD that is
labeled:
à
Network Station Manager
Enabling PTFs for AS/4ðð
ð
Marker PTF:NS37SS1
á
ñ
See Chapter 3, “Product Installation” on page 3-1 for more information about
PTFs.
7.
Verify your Licensed Program Software for the IBM Network Station
Manager for AS/400.
Verify that you have the correct licensed program software. You will install this
software later.
Licensed Program Product (LPP) numbers are 5733-A06 for Version 3 Release
2 and 5733-A07 for Version 3 Release 7.
8.
Verify your browser media.
IBM offers two browser products. They are:
Ÿ IBM Browser
There are two versions of the IBM Browser licensed program. Licensed
program 5648-B08 is a 40-bit RC4 encryption version and can be obtained
free of charge. You can download it from an IBM web page or order it
from your IBM marketing representative.
The other version, 5648-B18, is a 128-bit RC4 encryption version. This
version offers advanced encryption features for secure transactions on the
Internet. You must purchase this version, and it is only available in the
United States and Canada. To order, contact your IBM marketing representative.
You can find instructions for obtaining and installing either version in
“Installing the IBM Network Station Browser” on page 3-7.
Ÿ Navio NC Navigator
There are two versions of the Navio NC Navigator licensed program.
Licensed program 5648-B10 is a 40-bit RC4 encryption version and can
be obtained free of charge. You can download it from an IBM web page or
order it from your IBM marketing representative.
The other version, 5648-B20, is a 128-bit RC4 encryption version. This
version offers advanced encryption features for secure transactions on the
Internet. You must purchase this version, and it is only available in the
United States and Canada. To order, contact your IBM marketing representative.
You can find instructions for obtaining and installing either version in
“Installing the IBM Network Station Browser” on page 3-7.
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9.
Verify that you have the TCP/IP product installed.
To see if the TCP/IP LP is already installed, at any command line enter:
GO LICPGM
and then select Option 10 to display the installed licensed programs. If you are
using Version 3 Release 2, the licensed program is 5763TC1. If you are using
Version 3 Release 7, the licensed program is 5716TC1.
If the TCP/IP LP and the TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities LP are not on your
system, use Option 11 on the Work with Licensed Programs (GO LICPGM)
menu to install them.
If you need more information about TCP/IP, see TCP/IP Fastpath Setup,
SC41-5430 or TCP/IP Configuration and Reference, SC41-5420.
10.
Verify System Administrators Security Level.
As the system administrator, your user profile should have the following special
security authorities that you need to properly install and configure your system
for IBM Network Station use.
*SECADM
*ALLOBJ
*IOSYSCFG (communication configuration)
To check your security authorities, type the following command at the AS/400
command line to view your user profile:
DSPUSRPRF youruserid
where youruserid is the userid you will be using when installing and configuring
the products for IBM Network Station use.
You can add or change security authorities in your user profile.
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11. Verify IBM Network Station Memory Requirements.
Verify that your IBM Network Stations have the amount of memory they will
need to run the applications your users expect.
Each of the applications that are downloaded to the IBM Network Station
require memory. Use Table 2-1 on page 2-9, as a guide in determining how
much memory each IBM Network Station should have.
Notes:
a. If some users require many different applications and if they will be using
various IBM Network Stations, you will need to ensure each IBM Network
Station has adequate memory to handle the projected applications.
b. Subsequent releases may have increased memory requirements.
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Table 2-1. Network Station Memory Requirements for Downloaded Software
Software
Memory Requirement
Base System, includes the following:
5.35MB
Ÿ Motif Library
Ÿ Window Manager
Ÿ Fonts
Ÿ IBM Login Utility
5250 Session (1st session)
1.4MB
Ÿ Additional session
Ÿ 0.3MB
Ÿ Help viewer
Ÿ 0.3MB
Ÿ Keyboard remap
Ÿ 0.55MB
Ÿ Color remap
Ÿ 0.45MB
Ÿ Miscellaneous preferences
Ÿ 0.35MB
3270 Session (non-graphic)
Ÿ Additional session (non-graphic)
3270 session (graphics)
Ÿ Additional 3270 session (graphics)
0.7MB
Ÿ 0.25MB
1.4MB
Ÿ 0.55MB
IBM Network Station Browser
5.6MB
Navio NC Navigator (Browser)
5.6MB
Java VM Session
5.0MB default or 1.3MB in minimal configuration. Code size of each Java
Applet must be added to either number.
Note: If you want to run large Java
applications, you should calculate memory requirements from
the default size of 5.0MB.
Video Memory Guidelines (Resolution)
Ÿ 800 x 600
Ÿ 1MB
Ÿ 1024 x 768
Ÿ 1MB
Ÿ 1280 x 1024
Ÿ 2MB
Ÿ 1360 x 1024
Ÿ 2MB
Ÿ 1600 x 1280
Ÿ 2MB
AS/400 TCP/IP Planning
One of the keys to success in a TCP/IP network is that each system in the network
must have its own unique address. This address is known as the internet protocol
address (or IP address) of your system. An IP address consists of four numbers (0-255)
that are separated by periods. For example, 128.1.15.95 is a valid format for an IP
address.
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An additional part of TCP/IP addressing is the subnet mask. The subnet mask allows
you to divide a single network into smaller networks that are called subnetworks.
For the AS/400 planning steps that follow we assume that your network administrator
assigned the IP address and subnet masks for your systems. A complete discussion of
TCP/IP addressing and subnet masks is beyond the scope of this book. If you need
help defining the addressing scheme for your network, consult the TCP/IP Fastpath
Setup, SC41-5430. You can also contact your IBM representative for information on
classes or workshops that may be available.
Note: Use Table 2-2 to record information that you will obtain in the next three
sections.
Table 2-2. AS/400 TCP/IP Information Chart
Host Information
1. AS/400 Local Host Name:
2. AS/400 Local Domain
Name:
3. AS/400 IP Address:
4. Next Hop IP Address
5. Remote Name Server IP
Address:
Local Area Network (LAN) Information
LAN Adapter 1
LAN Adapter 2
LAN Adapter 3
1. Line Description
2. LAN IP Address:
3. LAN Subnet Mask:
IP Router/Gateway Information
Router 1
Router 2
Router 3
1. Route (Remote LAN) IP
Address:
2. Route (Remote LAN)
Subnet Mask:
3. Next Hop Address:
Host Information
Use the Host Information form in Table 2-2 to capture the information that relates specifically to your AS/400 system. The IBM Network Station Setup Assistant will use this
information to configure your AS/400 to actively participate in a TCP/IP network.
Note: If TCP/IP is already operational on your AS/400, the Setup Assistant will automatically locate and use this information. You can continue with “Local Area
Network (LAN) Information” on page 2-11.
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If you are installing or using TCP/IP for the first time on your AS/400, then complete the
following fields in Table 2-2:
1.
AS/400 Local Host Name:
The local host name is the name that is used to uniquely identify this system in
a TCP/IP domain. We suggest that you use the AS/400 system name for the
local host name (for example, AS400TEST).
2.
AS/400 Local Domain Name:
Remote servers use the domain name to identify the local host to other
systems. Domain names consist of labels that are separated by periods (for
example, DOMAINXYZ.ACME.COM). Your local domain name should be
descriptive of your organization. The last portion of the local domain name
should follow Internet conventions; that is, use COM for commercial enterprises, GOV for government organizations, and EDU for educational institutions.
3.
AS/400 IP Address:
The AS/400 IP address is the address that uniquely identifies this AS/400 to
TCP/IP (for example, 199.5.10.48). This address will be associated with the
local host name to create a name entry in the Host Names table.
4.
Next Hop IP Address:
The next hop address is the address of the IP router (if any) that your local
LAN uses to route network traffic to other networks within and outside of your
organization. Use this address to create a default route for all network traffic
that does not terminate on this host. You only need this information if your
local LAN attaches to one or more IP routers. You will need to obtain the IP
address of the IP router from your network administrator or consult your
network topology map.
5.
Remote Name Server IP Address:
The domain name server IP address is the address of the system (if any) that
will act as primary name server in this domain. You will need to check with
your network administrator to determine if your organization utilizes a domain
name server and to obtain its IP address.
Local Area Network (LAN) Information
Your AS/400 may be capable of supporting multiple directly attached Local Area Networks. Table 2-2 on page 2-10 provides a Local Area Network (LAN) Information form
for you to record the TCP/IP information for up to three directly attached LANs. The
IBM Network Station Setup Assistant will use this information to create a TCP/IP interface to each directly attached LAN.
Note: If you are attaching your IBM Network Stations to existing LANs that are configured to use TCP/IP, then you do not need to complete this section. You can
continue with “IP Router/Gateway Information” on page 2-12.
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If you have installed a new communication adapter or want to configure an existing
LAN for TCP/IP use, then you need to complete a column in the LAN Information form
of Table 2-2 for each LAN that you want to support TCP/IP. Record the following
information:
1.
Line Description:
You must create a line that you will use when attaching your IBM Network
Stations. First you must determine which resource you will use. To view the
communications resources for your system, on any command line, type:
WRKHDWRSC \CMN
After you have selected a resource from this list, you must create the line
description by using one of the following commands:
CRTLINTRN LIND(TRNLINE) RSRCNAME(LINxxx)
ADPTADR(\ADPT) SSAP(\SYSGEN)
TEXT('Token-Ring Line')
CRTLINETH LIND(ETHLINE) RSRCNAME(LINxxx)
ADPTADR(\ADPT) SSAP(\SYSGEN)
CNNINIT(\LOCAL)
TEXT('Ethernet Line')
where LINxxx is the communication resource, and TRNLINE or ETHLINE is the
line description. Record the name of the line description you just created.
Note: For Version 3 Release 2 systems, the resource name has the form
LINxxx. For Version 3 Release 7 and later systems, the form for the
resource name is CMNxxx.
2.
LAN IP Address:
The LAN IP Address is the address that uniquely identifies the communication
line that connects the AS/400 to the LAN. Each LAN should have a unique IP
address assigned. However, one of the directly attached LANs should share
the same IP Address that you assigned to the AS/400 (Line 3 of “Host
Information” on page 2-10).
3.
LAN Subnet Mask:
A subnet mask is a configuration value that allows you to specify how your
system determines what are the network and host parts of an IP address. For
example, the subnet mask (255.255.255.0) indicates that the first 3 parts of the
IP address relate to the network and the fourth part identifies unique hosts on
this subnetwork. You will need to get the subnet mask for your LAN from your
network administrator.
IP Router/Gateway Information
Your directly attached networks may access other networks through an IP Router. Your
network configuration may have zero or many IP Routers within it. Table 2-2 on
page 2-10 provides an IP Router/Gateway Information form for you to record the
TCP/IP information for up to three IP Routers. The IBM Network Station Setup
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Assistant will use this to create a TCP/IP route entry for each IP Router that you
describe.
Note: If you do not have any IP routers in your network, or if you will only be attaching
your IBM Network Stations to directly attached LANs, then you do not need to
complete this section. You can continue with “IBM Network Station Planning.”
If your AS/400 will be servicing IBM Network Stations that connect to remote LANs
(ones that do not directly attach to your AS/400) you will need to provide some specific
information about the remote LAN and the IP Router that can be used to reach it. You
can obtain all of this information from your network administrator or network topology
map.
1.
Route (Remote LAN) IP Address:
The network portion of the IP address of the remote LAN (for example,
199.5.12.0).
2.
Route (Remote LAN) Subnet Mask:
The subnet mask for the route.
3.
Next Hop Address:
The IP address of the router that will handle any requests that match the route
IP address.
IBM Network Station Planning
This section will help you record the specific information that is needed to identify each
IBM Network Station to your network environment. You should record this information in
Table 2-3 on page 2-16. The Setup Assistant will use this information to create a
BOOTP entry for each IBM Network Station.
The information that is contained on this form is LAN-specific. You should fill out a
separate form for each LAN to which you will be attaching IBM Network Stations. You
need to provide the following information only once for each LAN:
1.
Boot Type
The Boot Type is already prefilled on your form as IBMNSM. This identifies this
network device as an IBM Network Station.
2.
Boot File Name
The Boot File Name is the name of the file that the IBM Network Station will
download and be use to boot the remote device. This is a constant and is prefilled on your form as kernel.
3.
Boot File Path
The Boot file path is the path name that is used to access the boot file on the
host. This is a constant and has been prefilled on your form as
/QIBM/ProdData/NetworkStation.
4.
Determine the Gateway IP address and Subnet Mask for Remote LANs
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If the LAN that you are attaching IBM Network Stations to is not directly
attached to your AS/400, it is referred to as a remote LAN. You will need to
specify the IP Address of the IP Router/Gateway that your IBM Network Station
will use to reach the AS/400. You will also need to specify the subnet mask of
this router. You should obtain this information from your network administrator.
5.
Determine the Hardware Type of your IBM Network Stations
Your IBM Network Stations can either attach to a token ring or ethernet LAN. If
you will be attaching this IBM Network Station to a token ring network, then
your IBM Network Station's hardware type is 6. If you will be attaching this IBM
Network Station to a Version 2 (802.2) ethernet network, then your IBM
Network Station's hardware type is 1. For IEEE (802.3) ethernet networks, the
hardware type is 6, which is the same as a token ring network.
You will also need to complete the following tasks for each IBM Network Station that
you will be adding to this LAN.
1.
Assign a fully qualified host name to the IBM Network Station.
The host name identifies the IBM Network Station as a unique destination
within a TCP/IP environment. The fully qualified host name consists of two
parts, the host name and the domain name. For example,
ABCNSM.MYCOMPANY.STATE.COM is a qualifed host name, where
ABCNSM is the host name and MYCOMPANY.STATE.COM is the domain
name. The host name can be anything that is meaningful to you or the owner.
You should obtain the domain name from your network administrator. For additional information, see the topic on "Domain Naming Conventions" in the
TCP/IP Fastpath Setup, SC41-5430.
2.
Record the Media Access Control (MAC) Address.
The MAC address is a hardware-specific identifier that is unique to each IBM
Network Station. You can find this address on the outside of the box that the
IBM Network Station was shipped in. You should have captured this information in Step 1 of “General Planning” on page 2-1.
3.
Assign an IP address to the IBM Network Station.
Each IBM Network Station requires a unique IP address. You will need to
assign a specific address to each IBM Network Station. You should ensure that
the IP address is valid for your organization and that no other device in the
network is using it.
4.
Identify the manufacturer of any attached printer.
If you are going to attach a printer to an IBM Network Station, you will need to
create a device description for the printer. The Setup Assistant will help you do
this. You will need to record the manufacturer name and printer model here,
and you will be able to prompt for the correct MFRTYPMDL values while using
the Setup Assistant.
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IBM Network Station Information Chart
You will use the information in Table 2-3 when running the Setup Assistant to install
and configure your IBM Network Stations.
We recommended that you complete one copy of Table 2-3 for each LAN adapter that
has IBM Network Stations attached to it. Therefore, you would have one copy of
Table 2-3 for each LAN Adapter column in the LAN Information section of Table 2-2.
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Table 2-3. IBM Network Station Information Chart
IBM Network Stations
1. Boot Type: IBMNSM
2. Boot File Name: kernel
3. Boot File Path: /QIBM/ProdData/NetworkStation
4. Gateway IP address (IBM Network Station side):
5. Router Subnet Mask (IBM Network Station side):
6. Hardware type (Token-Ring (6) or Ethernet (1)):
IBM Network Station Unique Information
1. Host Name
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2. MAC Address
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
3. IP Address
4. Printer Type
(MFRTYPMDL)
Chapter 3. Product Installation
About installing and deleting the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
licensed program: If you delete the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
licensed program and then restore it, you will also have to restore the IBM
Network Station Browser or Navio NC Navigator licensed program if you have
either of them installed.
The IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 uses several software products. You
must complete the following installation steps in the following order:
1. PTFs for OS/400
2. IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 Licensed Program (5733-A06 or
5733-A07),
3. PTFs for IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 Licensed Program
4. IBM Network Station Browser (5648-B08 or 5648-B18) or the Navio NC Navigator**
browser (5648-B10 or 5648-B20).
The remainder of this chapter presents the installation steps for the various software
products that are associated with the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400.
Product Installation Methods
You can install the software products that are associated with the IBM Network Station
Manager licensed program in the following ways:
Ÿ Using media (tape or compact discs) that you received from IBM
Go to “Installing from Tape or Compact Disc” to begin the process of software
installation from media that you received from IBM.
Ÿ Downloading the licensed program from an IBM web site
Go to “Downloading and Installing IBM Network Station Products from an IBM Web
Site” on page 3-9 to begin the process of software installation from an IBM web
site.
Installing from Tape or Compact Disc
This section of the manual contains instructions for installing the following:
Ÿ OS/400 PTFs
Ÿ IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program
Ÿ PTFs for IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program
Ÿ IBM Network Station Browser licensed program
Ÿ Navio NC Navigator browser licensed program
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Installing OS/400 PTFs for the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
You are required to apply PTFs to your operating system to prepare it for installation of
the IBM Network Station Manager licensed program.
If you are installing on a Version 3 Release 2 system, use the tape that is labeled:
Network Station Manager
Enabling PTFs for AS/4ðð
Marker PTF:NS32SS1
If you are installing on a Version 3 Release 7 system, use the compact disc (CD) that is
labeled:
Network Station Manager
Enabling PTFs for AS/4ðð
Marker PTF:NS37SS1
If you are installing on a Version 4 Release 1 system, obtain and read INFORMATIONAL APAR II10566. Informational APAR II10566 contains information about PTFs
for software products associated with the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
licensed program.
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Applying PTFs
To apply PTFs, at any AS/400 command line type:
GO PTF
and press Enter. The following screen appears:
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à
PTF
ð
Program Temporary Fix
System:
AS4ððTEST
Select one of the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Load a program temporary fix
Apply a program temporary fix
Copy a program temporary fix
Remove a program temporary fix
Display a program temporary fix
Order a program temporary fix
Install a program temporary fix from a list
Install program temporary fix package
Compare program temporary fix level
7ð. Related commands
Selection or command
===>8
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F9=Retrieve
F12=Cancel
F16=AS/4ðð Main menu
(C) COPYRIGHT IBM CORP. 198ð, 1996.
á
F13=Information Assistant
ñ
Select option 8 and press Enter.
Type in the name of the device to be used for installation in the Device field. (In this
example, the device name is OPT01). Type N for Automatic IPL (unless you are sure
you want to IPL immediately after these PTFs are installed). When you press Enter, the
IBM Network Station PTF cumulative package will begin installing.
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à
ð
Install Options for Program Temporary Fixes
System:
AS4ððTEST
Type choices, press Enter.
Device
OPTð1
Name, \SERVICE
Automatic IPL . . . . . .
N
Y=Yes
N=No
PTF type
. . . . . . . .
1
1=All PTFs
2=HIPER PTFs and HIPER LIC fixes
only
3=HIPER LIC fixes only
4=Refresh Licensed Internal Code
Other options . . . . . .
N
Y=Yes
N=No
F3=Exit
. . . . . . . . .
F12=Cancel
á
ñ
Performing an IPL
The PTFs that you just installed require that you perform an IPL of the AS/400 system
before you install the LPP. This is because some of the OS/400 code needs to be
updated in order for the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program to
install properly.
Complete the following steps to perform an IPL:
1. Ensure that the system IPL mode is in the normal position.
2. Use the following command to perform the IPL:
PWRDWNSYS \IMMED RESTART(\YES) IPLSRC(B)
You will need to determine the best time to IPL your system.
Add the QTODSYS Library to Your System Library List if You are
using OS/400 Version 3 Release 2 or 7
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1. If you are installing the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 on Version 4
Release 1, you do not have to add QTODSYS to your system library list.
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2. If you are upgrading to Version 4 Release 1, you can remove library QTODSYS
from your system library list.
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The supported communications for the IBM Network Station Manager licensed program
were not included in OS/400 for Version 3 Release 2 or Version 3 Release 7.
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However, this support is provided by some of the PTFs you were required to install on
your AS/400 system.
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For the communications support to work correctly, you must add library QTODSYS to
the system library list.
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In addition, if your system's primary language is not 2924, you must also add library
QSYS2924 to the system library list (if it does not already exist).
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Complete the following steps to change your system library list:
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1. At any command line type WRKSYSVAL QSYSLIBL.
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2. Select option 2, Change the library list.
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3. Add library QTODSYS to the top of the list.
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4. In addition, if your system's primary language is not 2924, look to see if library
QSYS2924 exists in the system library list. If 2924 is not in the list, add it to
the bottom of the system library list.
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5. Press F3 to exit.
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6. Sign off the AS/400 system to have the changes to the system library list take
effect.
Installing the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 Licensed Program
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The IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program product is available for
AS/400 systems with Version 3 Release 2, Version 3 Release 7, or Version 4 Release
1 levels of OS/400. Table 3-1 provides the version and release level of OS/400 and the
correct licensed program number to install for either release level.
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Table 3-1. IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 Licensed Programs
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OS/400 Version 3 Release 2
OS/400 Version 3 Release 7 or Version 4 Release 1
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Install Licensed Program 5733A06
Install Licensed Program 5733A07
Use the Restore Licensed Program (RSTLICPGM) command to install the LPP.
You may have received special installation instructions with this product. If you did, you
should use those instructions.
1. Load the media that contains the licensed program on the installation
device.
In the following step, TAP01 is used for the installation device if your system is
Version 3 Release 2. If your system is Version 3 Release 7 or Version 4
Release 1, the installation device is OPT01.
2. Install the licensed program.
To install a new licensed program, type the following command on any AS/400
command line:
RSTLICPGM LICPGM(xxxxxxx) DEV(yyyyy) OPTION(\BASE)
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where:
Ÿ xxxxxxx is the product identifier (See Table 3-1 on page 3-5 to verify the
correct LP number).
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Ÿ yyyyy is the installation device name (DEV). Remember, that it will be a
tape drive for V3R2 and a CD for V3R7 or V4R1.
3. Verify that the restore was successful.
To verify if the restore successfully completed, a message will appear at the
bottom of the AS/400 screen immediately following the restore. The message
will be similar to the one that is shown below:
\PGM objects for product 5733Að7 (or 5733Að6) option
\BASE release \FIRST restored.
If you place your cursor on this message and scroll ahead, you will also see
two other messages that confirm a successful restore:
\LNG objects for product 5733Að7 (or 5733Að6) option \BASE
release \FIRST restored.
Objects for product 5733Að7 (or 5733Að6) option \BASE
\FIRST restored
Note: If your primary language is not English, use the LNG parameter on the
RSTLICPGM program and specify the value 2924 as shown in the following
example:
RSTLICPGM LICPGM(xxxxxxx) DEV(yyyyy) OPTION(\BASE) LNG(2924)
Installing IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 PTFs
You must apply PTFs to the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed
program.
PTF Information for the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program is
available in INFORMATIONAL APARs. There are several informational APARs for the
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program:
Ÿ Information APAR II10405
Information APAR II10405 is a common information APAR. This information APAR
discusses the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program for either
Version 3 Release 2 (5733-A06) or Version 3 Release 7 (5733-A07).
Specify product 5733-A07 when you order Information APAR II10405.
Ÿ Information APAR II10406
Information APAR II0406 discusses only Version 3 Release 2 (5733-A06) of the
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program.
Ÿ Information APAR II10309
Information APAR II10309 discusses only Version 3 Release 7 (5733-A07) of the
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program.
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Ÿ Information APAR II10566
Information APAR II10566 discusses only Version 3 Release 7 (5733-A07) of the
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program running Version 4
Release 1.
The Information APARs listed above will be updated on a periodic basis. To keep
current, consider acquiring the APARs on an ongoing basis.
Installing the IBM Network Station Browser
There are two versions of the IBM Browser licensed program. Licensed program
5648-B08 is a 40 bit RC4 encryption version and can be obtained free of charge. You
can download it from an IBM web page or order it from your IBM marketing representative.
Note: See “Downloading and Installing IBM Network Station Products from an IBM
Web Site” on page 3-9 for instructions on how to download the IBM Browser
from an IBM web site.
The other version, 5648-B18, is a 128 bit RC4 encryption version. This version offers
advanced encryption features for secure transactions on the Internet. This version must
be ordered from IBM and installed from physical media only. To order, contact your IBM
marketing representative.
Note: If you attempt to install the 5648-B18 version over 5648-B08 version (or the
other way around), you will get an error message during installation. If you want
to install one version over the other version, you need to run the Delete
Licensed Program (DLTLICPGM) command to remove the currently installed
browser. Then, follow the installation process below.
Installing the IBM Browser from Tape or CD
Use the Restore Licensed Program (RSTLICPGM) command to install the LPP.
You may have received special installation instructions with this product. If you did, you
should use those instructions.
1. Load the media containing the licensed program on the installation
device.
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In the following step, TAP01 is used for the installation device if your system is
Version 3 Release 2. If your system is Version 3 Release 7 or Version 4
Release 1, OPT01 is used for the installation device.
2. Install the licensed program.
To install a new licensed program, type the following command on any AS/400
command line:
RSTLICPGM LICPGM(xxxxxxx) DEV(yyyyy) OPTION(\BASE)
where:
Ÿ xxxxxxx is the product identifier. The product identifier could be either
5648-B08 or 5648-B18.
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Ÿ yyyyy is the installation device name (DEV). Remember, that it will be a
tape drive for V3R2 and a CD for V3R7 or V4R1.
3. Verify that the restore was successful.
To verify if the restore successfully completed, a message will appear at the
bottom of the AS/400 screen immediately following the restore. The message
will be similar to the one that is shown below:
\PGM objects for product 5648Bð8 option
\BASE release \FIRST restored.
If you place your cursor on this message and scroll ahead, you will see two
other messages that confirm a successful restore:
\LNG objects for product 5648Bð8 option \BASE
release \FIRST restored.
Objects for product 5648Bð8 option \BASE
\FIRST restored
Note: If your primary language is not English, use the LNG parameter on the
RSTLICPGM program and specify the value 2924 as shown in the following
example:
RSTLICPGM LICPGM(xxxxxxx) DEV(yyyyy) OPTION(\BASE) LNG(2924)
Installing the Navio NC Navigator Browser
There are two versions of the Navio NC Navigator Browser licensed program. Licensed
program 5648-B10 is a 40 bit RC4 encryption version and can be obtained free of
charge. You can download it from an IBM web page or order it from your IBM marketing representative.
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Note: See “Downloading and Installing IBM Network Station Products from an IBM
Web Site” on page 3-9 for instructions on how to download the Navio NC
Navigator Browser from an IBM web site.
The other version, 5648-B20, is a 128 bit RC4 encryption version. This version offers
advanced encryption features for secure transactions on the Internet. This version must
be ordered from IBM and installed from physical media only. To order, contact your IBM
marketing representative.
Note: If you attempt to install the 5648-B20 version over 5648-B10 version (or the
other way around), you will get an error message during installation. If you want
to install one version over the other version, you need to run the Delete
Licensed Program (DLTLICPGM) command to remove the currently installed
browser. Then, follow the installation process below.
Installing the Navio NC Navigator Browser from Tape or CD
Use the Restore Licensed Program (RSTLICPGM) command to install the LPP.
You may have received special installation instructions with this product. If you did, you
should use those instructions.
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1. Load the media containing the licensed program on the installation
device.
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In the following step, TAP01 is used for the installation device if your system is
Version 3 Release 2. If your system is Version 3 Release 7 or Version 4
Release 1, OPT01 is used for the installation device.
2. Install the licensed program.
To install a new licensed program, type the following command on any AS/400
command line:
RSTLICPGM LICPGM(xxxxxxx) DEV(yyyyy) OPTION(\BASE)
where:
Ÿ xxxxxxx is the product identifier. The product identifier could be either
5648-B10 or 5648-B20.
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Ÿ yyyyy is the installation device name (DEV). Remember, that it will be a
tape drive for V3R2 and a CD for V3R7 or V4R1.
3. Verify that the restore was successful.
To verify if the restore successfully completed, a message will appear at the
bottom of the AS/400 screen immediately following the restore. The message
will be similar to the one that is shown below:
\PGM objects for product 5648B1ð option
\BASE release \FIRST restored.
If you place your cursor on this message and scroll ahead, you will see two
other messages that confirm a successful restore:
\LNG objects for product 5648B1ð option \BASE
release \FIRST restored.
Objects for product 5648B1ð option \BASE
\FIRST restored
Note: If your primary language is not English, use the LNG parameter on the
RSTLICPGM program and specify the value 2924 as shown in the following
example:
RSTLICPGM LICPGM(xxxxxxx) DEV(yyyyy) OPTION(\BASE) LNG(2924)
Downloading and Installing IBM Network Station Products from an IBM Web Site
You can download the following IBM Network Station products from an IBM Web site:
Ÿ IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program (5733-A06 or
5733-A07)
Ÿ IBM Network Station Browser licensed program (5648-B08)
Ÿ IBM Navio NC Navigator licensed program (5648-B10)
Using any browser, go to URL http://service.boulder.ibm.com/nc/
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Once you reach this web page, you must access the README file.
The README file is available by clicking on the README button.
The README file contains the necessary information for downloading PTFs, IBM
Network Station licensed programs, and other objects that are used to support downloading activities.
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Chapter 4. Working With the Setup Assistant
The IBM Network Station Setup Assistant should be used to simplify and automate the
process required to configure your AS/400 to support IBM Network Stations.
The Setup Assistant will guide you through the following tasks:
Ÿ Verification that you installed all software (LPPs and PTFs)
Ÿ Configuring TCP/IP lines and interfaces used by the IBM Network Station
Ÿ Defining IBM Network Station devices
Ÿ Startup and verification of required servers
Note: If you do not use the Setup Assistant to integrate your IBM Network Station into
your computing environment, you need to follow the configuration steps in the
following chapters:
Ÿ Chapter 10, “Configuring the HTTP Server” on page 10-1
Ÿ Chapter 11, “Configuring the BOOTP Server” on page 11-1
Ÿ Chapter 12, “Configuring Printers for use With IBM Network Stations” on
page 12-1
Starting the Setup Assistant
To run the IBM Network Station Setup Assistant you must sign onto the AS/400 with a
user profile that has the *SECADM, *ALLOBJ, and *IOSYSCFG special authorities.
Note: We recommend that you run the Setup Assistant from the system console as
opposed to a PC. You will need to end TCP/IP during task 5000 of the Setup
Assistant. If you are on a PC, you will be disconnected when TCP/IP ends.
Start the IBM Network Station Setup Assistant by typing the following command at any
command line:
STRNSSA
The Setup Assistant introductory display appears.
 Copyright IBM Corp. 1997
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à
ð
IBM Network Station Setup Assistant
System:
Welcome to the IBM Network Station Setup Assistant for the AS/4ðð!
AS4ððTEST
This setup assistant will guide you through the process of preparing
your AS/4ðð to service IBM Network Stations.
To successfully complete all the steps in the setup process it is
important that you first work through the planning and preparation steps
in the IBM Network Station Manager for AS/4ðð manual. This manual
guides you through the installation of required software and helps you
gather the information that is needed to describe your network
environment. Press F3 at this time if you need to complete the planning
and preparation tasks.
Bottom
Press Enter to continue with the setup process.
F3=Exit
á
ñ
If you have completed Chapter 2, “Planning for the IBM Network Station Manager for
AS/400” on page 2-1, press Enter on this display to begin the setup tasks. The Setup
Assistant automatically verifies that all required software has been installed on your
AS/400. The IBM Network Station Setup Tasks display then appears.
à
ð
IBM Network Station Setup Tasks
System:
AS4ððTEST
Type option, press Enter.
1=Select
Opt
Task
ID
2ððð
3ððð
4ððð
5ððð
Description
Install Required Software
Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations
Define Network Devices
Start and Verify Required Servers
Completed
YES
NO
NO
NO
Bottom
Parameters or command
===>
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F1ð=Display job log
á
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F12=Cancel
ñ
This display shows the main IBM Network Setup Assistant task IDs, a description of the
task, and a completion status. A completion status of YES means that the task finished.
NO means that it still needs to finish. Select the tasks in the following order. Subsequent tasks are dependent on previous tasks that have completed successfully. You
must select every task to guarantee that the IBM Network Stations will boot successfully. You must select tasks which seem optional, such as creating routes to remote
networks, or configuring printers, to ensure that you have considered them.
Notes:
1. If a task does not complete, you will see an error message on the bottom line. For
more information about the error, and to find out how to recover, press F10
(Display job log). Press F10 again to see the detailed messages. Then press F1
(Help) with the cursor on the error message to find out what recovery actions to
take.
2. It is a good idea to review the job log as you complete these main tasks.
3. To start a task, type 1 (to select) next to the task.
Task 2000 - Install Required Software
Task 2000 will have a completion status of YES if you have the correct PTFs and the
TCP/IP product installed on your system. See steps 4 and 7 of the “General Planning”
on page 2-1. You can continue with “Task 3000 - Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network
Stations” on page 4-4.
If task 2000 has a completion status of NO, you must first select task 2000. The following display appears.
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à
ð
Install Required Software
System:
AS4ððTEST
Type option, press Enter.
1=Select
Opt
Task
ID
21ðð
22ðð
23ðð
Description
Install TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities/4ðð
Display Missing Required PTFs
Install OS/4ðð - Host Servers
Completed
YES
YES
YES
Bottom
Parameters or command
===>
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F1ð=Display job log
Task 21ðð was ended by user.
F12=Cancel
á
ñ
Task 2000 allows you to install TCP/IP, display the missing PTFs, or install OS/400
Host Servers. If one of these required software is not installed, the completion status
will be set to NO.
If TCP/IP is missing, select task 2100, Install TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities/400. The
Restore Licensed Program display appears. Ensure that you have the licensed program
CD or tape loaded in your AS/400. Fill in the type of media in the Device field and
press Enter to start the install.
If PTFs are missing, select task 2200 - Display Missing Required PTFs. After recording
the missing PTFs, exit the Setup Assistant by pressing F3. Load and apply the missing
PTFs before restarting the Setup Assistant by using the STRNSSA command.
If the OS/400 Host Servers are missing, select task 2300, Install OS/400 - Host
Servers. The Restore Licensed Program display appears. Ensure that you have the
licensed program CD or tape loaded in your AS/400. Fill in the type of media in the
Device field and press Enter to start the install.
Task 3000 - Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations
This task and its subtasks will help you establish an operational TCP/IP environment to
support IBM Network Stations.
Type 1 next to task 3000 and press Enter. The Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network
Stations display appears.
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à
ð
Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations
System:
AS4ððTEST
Type option, press Enter.
1=Select
Opt
Task
ID
31ðð
32ðð
33ðð
34ðð
Description
Identify AS/4ðð to the Local Networks
Create TCP/IP Routes to Remote Networks
Set TCP/IP Servers to Autostart
Add HTTP Server Directives
Completed
NO
NO
NO
NO
Bottom
Parameters or command
===>
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F1ð=Display job log
F12=Cancel
á
ñ
To define your TCP/IP configuration for the IBM Network Stations, complete these tasks
in the following order:
Ÿ Task 3100 - Identify Your AS/400 To The Local Network(s)
Identifying your AS/400 to the local network(s) is comprised of the following tasks
which are described in the this section:
o Task 3110 - Set Host Specific Internet Information
o Task 3120 - Create New TCP/IP Interfaces
Ÿ Task 3200 - Create TCP/IP Routes To Remote Networks
Ÿ Task 3300 - Set TCP/IP Servers To Autostart
Ÿ Task 3400 - Add HTTP Server Directives
Task 3100 - Identify AS/400 to the Local Networks
Type 1 next to task 3100 and press Enter. The Identify AS/400 to the Local Networks
display appears.
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à
ð
Identify AS/4ðð to the Local Networks
System:
AS4ððTEST
Type option, press Enter.
1=Select
Opt
Task
ID
311ð
312ð
Description
Set Host Specific Internet Information
Create or Verify TCP/IP Interfaces
Completed
NO
NO
Bottom
Parameters or command
===>
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F1ð=Display job log
F12=Cancel
á
ñ
Task 3110 - Set Host Specific Internet Information
On the Identify AS/400 to the Local Network display, type 1 next to task 3110 and
press Enter. The Set Host Specific Internet Information display appears.
à
ð
Set Host Specific Internet Information
System:
AS4ððTEST
Type choices, press Enter.
Internet Addresses:
AS/4ðð . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Default Route . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Name Server . . . . . . . . . .
199.5.1ð.48
199.5.76.1
199.5.1ðð.76
Names:
Local Host Name
AS4ððTEST
. . . . . . . . . . .
Local Domain Name
. . . . . . . . . .
MYCOMPANY.STATE.COM
Bottom
F3=Exit
F12=Cancel
á
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ñ
If you have an existing TCP/IP network, this display will have the names and addresses
filled in. You do not need to change them. Simply verify that they match what you have
in your planning worksheets and press Enter to continue.
If you are creating a TCP/IP network for the first time, fill in the data on this display
from Table 2-2 on page 2-10 and Table 2-3 on page 2-16.
IP ADDRESS FOR YOUR AS/400
Line 3 of the Host Information section of Table 2-2.
IP ADDRESS OF DEFAULT ROUTE/NEXT HOP
Line 4 of the Host Information section of Table 2-2. If you are attaching your IBM
Network Stations to a LAN that is connected to a router, you need to supply this
address. Otherwise, leave this field blank. Next hop is the IP address of an IP
router/gateway where you want to forward all IP requests that are not satisfied on
this host.
IP ADDRESS OF REMOTE NAME SERVER
Line 5 of the Host Information section of Table 2-2. If you do not use a remote
name server, leave this field blank.
LOCAL HOST NAME AND DOMAIN NAME
Lines 1 and 2 of the Host Information section of Table 2-2. We recommend that
you use the AS/400 system name as the host name.
When you complete the information on this display and press Enter, the Setup
Assistant will automatically:
Ÿ Create or update the local host name and domain name
Ÿ Create a host name table entry for the AS/400
Ÿ Add a remote name server entry
The Setup Assistant then returns to the Identify AS/400 to the Local Networks display.
Task 3110 will have a completion status of YES if the task ran successfully.
Task 3120 - Create New TCP/IP Interfaces
On the Identify AS/400 to the Local Network display, type 1 next to task 3120 and
press Enter. The Define or Verify TCP/IP Interface(s) display appears. Enter any new
lines, their IP addresses, and their subnet masks from LAN Information section of
Table 2-2 on page 2-10.
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à
ð
Create or Verify TCP/IP Interface(s)
System:
AS4ððTEST
Type choices, press Enter:
First Interface:
Line Description . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet Address . . . . . . . . . . .
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . .
bobsline
Name
199.5.1ð.48
255.255.255.ð
Second Interface:
Line Description . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet Address . . . . . . . . . . .
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Third Interface:
Line Description . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet Address . . . . . . . . . . .
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Name
Name
Bottom
F3=Exit
F12=Cancel
á
ñ
You must enter a different IP address for each line. However, one of the IP addresses
must match the IP address of your AS/400 host (line 3 of the Host Information section
of Table 2-2). If this line exists, the information will be pre-filled. Verify that the information for this line is correct.
If you use a new line for your IBM Network Stations, and the line does not exist, you
must first create it as described in “Local Area Network (LAN) Information” on
page 2-11. Then enter the line description, the internet address, and the subnet mask
on this display in order to create the new TCP/IP interface.
Press Enter to create a TCP/IP interface and return to the Identify AS/400 to the Local
Networks display. Task 3120 will have a completion status of YES if the task ran successfully. Press Enter to return to the Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations
display.
Task 3200 - Create TCP/IP Routes To Remote Networks
On the Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations display, type 1 next to task 3200
and press Enter. When you select task 3200, the Setup Assistant creates a default
route for your AS/400 if one does not already exist. The IP address you entered in task
3110 is used.
Note: If you do not plan to create any routes to remote networks, you will still need to
select task 3200. Press Enter to complete the task.
After the default route is created, the Create TCP/IP Routes to Remote Networks
display appears. You can use this optional display to create additional routes to remote
networks if necessary.
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à
ð
Create TCP/IP Routes to Remote Networks
System:
AS4ððTEST
This screen is optional----Type choices, and press Enter:
Route 1:
Internet Address . . . . . . . . . . .
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Next Hop Address . . . . . . . . . . .
Route 2:
Internet Address . . . . . . . . . . .
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Next Hop Address . . . . . . . . . . .
Route 3:
Internet Address . . . . . . . . . . .
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Next Hop Address . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottom
F12=Cancel
á
ñ
If you have remote LANs that you reach through an IP router or a gateway, record the
IP address, subnet mask, and next hop address for each one. You can get this information from the IP Router/Gateway Information section of Table 2-2 on page 2-10.
If you do not have remote LANs, leave this display blank.
Press Enter to return to the Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations display. Task
3200 will have a completion status of YES if the task ran successfully.
Task 3300 - Set TCP/IP Servers To Autostart
On the Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations display, type 1 next to task 3300
and press Enter. The Set TCP/IP Servers to Autostart display appears. Press Enter and
the following commands will set the required servers to start automatically when TCP/IP
is started by the STRTCP command:
CHGBPA AUTOSTART(*YES)
CHGTFTPA AUTOSTART(*YES)
CHGHTTPA AUTOSTART(*YES)
CHGTELNA AUTOSTART(*YES)
Note: If the CHGBPA command is not found, this might be because you do not have
library QTODSYS in front of QSYS in your library list. Type command
WRKSYSVAL QSYSLIB and select option 2 (Change) to add QTODSYS before
QSYS.
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After pressing Enter, you will return to the Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations
display. Task 3300 will have a completion status of YES if the task ran successfully.
Task 3400 - Add HTTP Server Directives
On the Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations display, type 1 next to task 3400
and press Enter. The Add HTTP Server Directives display appears. The following directives, which are needed to serve the IBM Network Stations, are added to the HTTP
Configuration file when you press Enter:
HostName
(your host name)
ENABLE POST
ENABLE GET
Map
/QIBM/NetworkStation/Admin /QYTC/QYTCMAIN.PGM
Pass /QIBM/NetworkStation/\ /QIBM/ProdData/HTTP/Protect/NetworkStation/\
Exec /QYTC/\ /QSYS.LIB/QYTC.LIB/\
Note: These directives are case-sensitive.
These directives can be viewed or changed using the WRKHTTPCFG command.
After pressing Enter, you will return to the Configure TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations
display. Task 3400 will have a completion status of YES if the task ran successfully.
Task 4000 - Configure IBM Network Stations
Type 1 next to task 4000 on the Network Station Setup Task List display and press
Enter. The Configure IBM Network Stations display appears.
Task 4000 assists you in defining the IBM Network Station devices. There are two
tasks in this section. The first task, task 4200, will take you to the WRKBPTBL (Work
with BOOTP Table) command. This command allows you to create BOOTP entries for
each IBM Network Station you wish to support from this AS/400. The second task, task
4300, allows you to create and vary on printers which are attached to the IBM Network
Station devices.
You must select task 4300 even if you have no printers attached to your IBM Network
Stations. This is to make sure that you have verified that you are not using any printers.
If you do not have printers, select the task and press Enter to continue.
Task 4200 - Define IBM Network Stations
Type 1 next to task 4200 on the Configure IBM Network Stations display and press
Enter. The Work With BOOTP Table (WRKBPTBL) command runs, and the Work With
BOOTP Table appears.
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à
ð
WORK WITH BOOTP TABLE
SYSTEM:
TYPE OPTIONS, PRESS ENTER.
1=ADD
2=CHANGE
4=REMOVE
OPT
_
AS4ððTEST
5=DISPLAY
CLIENT
HOST
NAME
MAC
ADDRESS
IP
ADDRESS
________________________________
HANNAH.MYCOMPANY.STATE.COM
ðð.ðð.A1.23.B4.56
199.5.1ð.1
BOTTOM
F3=EXIT
F12=CANCEL
F5=REFRESH
F17=TOP
F6=PRINT LIST
F18=BOTTOM
F11=SET BOOTP TABLE DEFAULTS
á
ñ
The BOOTP table contains entries for all network devices that require boot assistance
from this AS/400.
Note: Task 4200 allows you to add BOOTP entries for each of your IBM Network
Stations. However, this task does not require that you add any entries. If no
entries are provided task 4300, where you will define IBM Network Station
attached printers, will appear empty. You should update the BOOTP table using
task 4200 if you want the Setup Assistant to help you define attached printers in
the next task.
Note: If you press F11 on this display, you will be able to set BOOTP table defaults
for when you add BOOTP table entries. You will be able to set defaults for the
hardware type, subnet mask, gateway IP address, boot file name, and boot file
path. This saves time and typing if you will be setting up multiple Network
Stations. The defaults can be changed at any time by pressing F11 from this
display.
Type 1 (Add) on the empty first line to add an entry for an IBM Network Station. The
Add BOOTP Table Entry display appears.
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à
ð
ADD BOOTP TABLE ENTRY
SYSTEM:
NETWORK DEVICE:
CLIENT HOST NAME
. . .
MAC ADDRESS . . . .
IP ADDRESS . . . .
HARDWARE TYPE . . .
NETWORK ROUTING:
GATEWAY IP ADDRESS
SUBNET MASK . . . .
BOOT:
TYPE . . . . . . .
FILE NAME . . . . .
. .
. .
. .
F4=PROMPT
CSð1ðAð1
ðð.ðð.A5.45.C2.62
199.5.9.175
1
. .
. .
. .
. .
FILE PATH . . . . . . .
F3=EXIT
AS4ððTEST
IBMNSM
KERNEL
/QIBM/PRODDATA/NETWORKSTATION
F12=CANCEL
á
ñ
Use the information from Table 2-3 on page 2-16 for client host name, MAC address,
IP address, hardware type, boot file name, and boot file path when adding BOOTP
table entries. Use the information from the IBM Network Station section in Table 2-3 on
page 2-16 for the Gateway IP address and subnet mask when filling in the Network
Routing.
Note: The Hardware Type, Subnet Mask, Gateway IP Address, Boot File Name, and
Boot File Path will already be filled if you set these BOOTP Table defaults (F11
from the Work with BOOTP Table display).
Note: Some of the fields on this display are case-sensitive, such as the MAC address.
You should type in all information in upper-case.
Routing information only needs to be provided if this IBM Network Station is located on
a remote network, for example one which connects to an AS/400 through a router or
gateway. Use the information from the IP Router/Gateway Information section of
Table 2-2 on page 2-10 for the Gateway IP Address and Subnet Mask.
The boot information describes the BOOT software used for the network device. This
information will always be the same for all IBM Network Stations.
After you have added entries for all of your IBM Network Stations, you should check to
make sure that no duplicate host names, MAC addresses, or IP addresses are in the
table. Verify this information on the Work With BOOTP Table display. If an address is
wrong or mistyped, the IBM Network Station will not boot correctly.
Press Enter to return to the Configure IBM Network Stations display. Task 4200 will
have a completion status of YES.
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Task 4300 - Define IBM Network Station Attached Printers
Type 1 next to task 4300 on the Configure IBM Network Stations display and press
Enter. The Setup Assistant will read the BOOTP table and the Define IBM Network
Station Attached Printers display appears. This display lists all IBM Network Stations
found in the table.
à
ð
Define Network Station Attached Printers
System:
AS4ððTEST
Type options, press Enter.
1=Create Printer Device Description
Opt
Host Name
HANNAH
IP Address
199.5.1ð.1
Bottom
F3=Exit
F5=Refresh
F18=Bottom
F1ð=Display job log
F12=Cancel
F17=Top
á
ñ
If you do not have printers attached to your IBM Network Stations, press Enter to continue without creating printer device descriptions.
If an IBM Network Station has an attached printer, select option 1 (Create and Vary on
Printer Device Description) next to that IBM Network Station. Use the planning information you recorded in the Printer Type field of Table 2-3 on page 2-16 to provide the
manufacturer type and model. To see a list of possible manufacturer types and models,
press F1 or F4 while the cursor is on that field.
The IP address for your IBM Network Station is used as the default for the remote
location name. If you would prefer to use the host name, you can change this field.
However, you would also need to add a TCP/IP host table entry for that host name
using the CFGTCP command option 10.
Press Enter to return to the Configure IBM Network Stations display. Task 4300 will
have a completion status of YES if the task ran successfully.
After your IBM Network Station is operational, you must also start a print writer for the
printer before you can print using the IBM Network Station attached printer. Use the
Start Printer Writer (STRPRTWTR) command to start a spooling writer to the specified
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printer. The writer, which is a system job, takes spooled files from an output queue and
produces (writes) the output on the printer device.
Task 5000 - Start and Verify Required Servers
Type 1 next to task 5000 on the Network Station Setup Task List display and press
Enter. The Confirm Start and Verify of Required Servers display appears.
à
Confirm Start and Verify of Required Servers
System:
ð
AS4ððTEST
Type choice:
End TCP/IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
\NO
\NO, \YES
If you configured new lines and/or added new TCP/IP interfaces, you have
to end TCP/IP for the changes made to take affect.
The following commands are needed to start the required servers:
===>
STRTCP
===>
STRSBS QSERVER
===>
STRHOSTSVR SERVER(\ALL)
Press enter to run these commands.
Bottom
F3=Exit
F12=Cancel
á
ñ
If TCP/IP is active, task 5000 will give you the option to end TCP/IP. If you have
created new lines or TCP/IP interfaces, you will need to end TCP/IP in order for them
to become available. Next, user profiles and authorities which are needed when using
the IBM Network Stations are verified. The following commands are run:
CRTUSRPRF USRPRF(QTFTP) PASSWORD(*NONE)
CHGAUT OBJ('/QIBM/Service/NetworkStation/FFDC') USER(QTFTP)
DTAAUT(*RWX)
CHGAUT OBJ('/QIBM/ProdData/NetworkStation/kernel') USER(QTFTP)
DEFAULT(*RX)
Finally, the following commands are run to start the required servers (as seen on the
Confirm Start and Verify of Required Servers display):
Ÿ STRTCP
Ÿ STRSBS QSERVER
Ÿ STRHOSTSVR SERVER(*ALL)
After you press Enter, the following display appears if task 5000 ran successfully.
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à
ð
IBM Network Station Setup Assistant
System:
AS4ððTEST
Congratulations! You have successfully completed this portion of the
setup process that is guided by the Setup Assistant.
You should now perform the following tasks:
1) Review the Setup Assistant job log for any error messages that
may require action.
2) Attach an IBM Network Station (one that you have defined using the Setup
Assistant) to your network. Power it on and verify that it boots
properly and that you have access to the default applications.
3) Use the IBM Network Station Manager to set terminal, application, and
user preferences. If you have installed a supported browser, you can
access the IBM Network Station Manager from your IBM Network Station at
the following URL: http://<localhost>/QIBM/NetworkStation/Admin
In the future, use the WRKBPTBL command to add new IBM Network Stations
to your configuration.
Bottom
á
ñ
Note: If task 5000 fails to complete successfully, retry the task and select to not end
TCP/IP. If it fails to complete successfully again, check the job log (F10) and
take appropriate action.
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Chapter 5. Logging on and Working with IBM Network Station
Manager Applications
This chapter discusses how to log on to the IBM Network Station and work with various
applications that are supported by the IBM Network Station. Topics are:
Ÿ Logging on to the IBM Network Station
Ÿ Working with applications such as:
– 5250 Emulation sessions
– 3270 Emulation sessions
– Browser sessions
– Java applications
– Java applets
Login
After you power-on your IBM Network Station, the following login screen appears:
Figure 5-1. IBM Network Station Login Screen - Logon
Figure 5-1 shows the initial IBM Network Station login screen. Type your user profile
name and press Enter. Type your password and press Enter.
Note: The mouse must be inside the window to make the window active.
Figure 5-2 on page 5-2 shows the IBM Network Station Menu bar, which contains the
available applications to select. If any applications were specified to autostart by the
IBM Network Station Manager (see Chapter 6, “Using the IBM Network Station
Manager Program” on page 6-1 for more information), they will appear on your screen.
 Copyright IBM Corp. 1997
5-1
If no applications were set to autostart, select any applications that appear in your
Menu bar. Available default application buttons are: 5250, 3270, IBM Browser, and
Navio (a browser).
Figure 5-2. IBM Network Station Menu Bar - newmenu
The buttons within the menu bar are:
Ÿ Log Out
Clicking Logout logs you off the IBM Network Station.
Ÿ Hide or Show
Clicking Hide makes the menu bar float out of view when you move the mouse
pointer off the menu bar. To retrieve the Menu bar, move your mouse pointer to
the very bottom of your screen. (If you clicked the Move to Top button, go to the
very top of the screen instead.) This is useful if the Menu bar covers part of an
application window. Click the Show button to enable the Menu bar to be displayed
on the screen.
Ÿ Move to Top or Move to Bottom
Clicking Move to Top moves the Menu bar to the top of the screen. The Move to
Top button will change to read Move to Bottom after the menu bar moves to the
top. Clicking the Move to Bottom moves the Menu bar back to the bottom.
Ÿ Other buttons
Other buttons on the Menu bar will be applications available to select and use.
Ÿ Lock Screen
The Lock Screen button allows you to lock the screen when you leave the workstation. You will be prompted for a lock screen password.
Note: You can control the presentation of buttons on the Menu bar. In your environment you may or may not want users to have access to various applications (for
example, additional 5250 sessions). The IBM Network Station Manager program
allows you the flexibility of controlling access to various applications through
Menu Bar Options. See “Startup Settings Example - Working with Menu Bar
Options” on page 6-15 for more information on working with Menu Bar Options.
Working with the 5250 Emulation Application
The 5250 application provides access to an AS/400 system. How each 5250 session is
presented on the IBM Network Station depends on how you configured the session
using the IBM Network Station Manager program.
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If you used the Menu feature of the Startup function (within the IBM Network Station
Manager program), and you added a new 5250 session labeled MY5250, that menu
button (labeled MY5250) will appear within the Menu bar as shown in Figure 5-3 on
page 5-3.
Figure 5-3. Menu Bar with MY5250 Button - menu5250
If, using the IBM Network Station Manager program, the 5250 session was set to
autostart, a 5250 session will appear on your IBM Network Station as shown in
Figure 5-4.
Figure 5-4. 5250 Session Display - 5250
If you click the 5250 button within the IBM Network Station Menu bar, a New 5250
Session window appears as shown in Figure 5-5 on page 5-4.
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Figure 5-5. New 5250 Session Dialog Box - 5250
Note: You can use the name of the system or the IP address of the system to connect
to or start a session. To use a system name, you must set up name translation
(using the Domain Name Server (DNS)) information in your TCP/IP configuration.
Depending on the volume of network traffic, it can take from several seconds up to a
minute to see the AS/400 sign-on display appear.
Learning About the 5250 Emulation Function
5250 emulation provides AS/400 system users with greater function than they normally
receive if they just use a nonprogrammable work station (NWS) to access the system.
This additional function is available by clicking various pulldown options from the 5250
Menu bar as shown in Figure 5-6:
Figure 5-6. 5250 Emulation Session with Expanded Pulldowns - 5250EMU
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As shown in Figure 5-6, pulldowns are available to allow you to quickly access 5250
emulation functions. For example, multi-session support (Command pulldown), font
selection by session (Option pulldown), local or system print (Print pulldown), and
online help (Help).
The following list contains additional 5250 emulation support:
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Keyboard remapping1
Color mapping (basic and advanced)1
Record/playback capability1
Autostart of playback file (from the Record/playback function)1
Auto-logon1
Enter/Field Exit key locations (you can specify your choice of keys to be used for
the Enter and Field Exit keys)
Multiple screen size support (for example: 24 X 80, 27 X 132)
OV/400 controller text assist
Cut, copy, paste function1
Hotspot support
Cursor style options (for example, block or underscore)
Rule line support
Row and column indicator
Customizable window title1
Column separator function
All the 5250 emulation functions have shipped defaults. Those functions that are
managed by the IBM Network Station Manager program also have IBM-supplied
defaults. See Appendix C, “IBM Network Station Manager Program Shipped Default
Settings” on page C-1 for a listing of all 5250 emulation defaults controlled by the IBM
Network Station Manager program.
Accessing the online 5250 Emulation Help (by clicking the Help button) will provide
more information on how to make each of these 5250 Emulation functions work.
Accessing Help
You can access help for the 5250 Emulator or your AS/400 session.
For the 5250 emulator, place your mouse pointer in the emulator's Menu bar and click
Help. To access help for AS/400, sign on to the AS/400, place your mouse pointer in
the AS/400 session window and press F1.
1
The IBM Network Station Manager program controls these 5250 Emulation functions. See Chapter 6, “Using the IBM Network
Station Manager Program” on page 6-1 for more information. Also, the online help in the IBM Network Station Manager program
provides more information along with all 5250 emulation default settings.
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Working with the 3270 Application
The 3270 application provides access to a System/390. How a 3270 session is presented on the IBM Network Station depends on how you configured the session using
the IBM Network Station Manager program.
If you used the Menu feature of the Startup function (within the IBM Network Station
Manager program) and you added a new 3270 session labeled MY3270, that Menu
button (labeled MY3270) will appear within the Menu bar as shown in Figure 5-7.
Figure 5-7. IBM Network Station Menu Bar with MY3270 Button - menu3270
If you had set the 3270 session to autostart, a 3270 session will appear on the screen
of your IBM Network Station as shown in Figure 5-8.
Figure 5-8. 3270 Session Display - 3270
If autostart was not specified, and you click the 3270 button within the IBM Network
Station Menu bar, a New 3270 Session window appears as shown in Figure 5-9 on
page 5-7.
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Figure 5-9. New 3270 Session Dialog Box - 3270dia
Note: You can use the name of the system or the IP address of the system to log on.
To use a system name, you must set up name translation information (using the
Domain Name Server (DNS)) in your TCP/IP configuration.
Depending on the volume of network traffic, it can take from several seconds up to a
minute to see the Host Login Session screen appear.
Learning About the 3270 Emulation Function
3270 emulation provides AS/400 system users with greater function than they normally
receive if they just use a 3270 nonprogrammable work station (NWS) to access a
System/390. This additional function is available by clicking various pulldown options
from the 3270 Menu bar as shown in Figure 5-10 on page 5-8:
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Figure 5-10. 3270 Emulation Session with Expanded Pulldowns
As shown in Figure 5-10, pulldowns are available to allow you to quickly access 3270
emulation functions such as:
Ÿ Multi-session support (Command pulldown)
Ÿ Font selection by session (Option pulldown)
Ÿ Online help (Help)
The following list contains some of the 3270 emulation support:
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Keyboard remapping2
Graphics support2
Choosing an Enter key location2
Screen size support (for example: 24 x 80, 32 x 80, 43 x 80, and 27 x 132)2
Pop-up keypad support2
Copy and paste functions
Auto action2
Cursor style options (for example: underscore, block)
Customizable window title2
All the 3270 emulation functions have shipped defaults. Those functions that are
managed by the IBM Network Station Manager program also have IBM-supplied
2
The IBM Network Station Manager program controls these 3270 emulation functions. See Chapter 6, “Using the IBM Network
Station Manager Program” on page 6-1 for more information. Also, the online help in the IBM Network Station Manager program
provides more information along with all 3270 emulation default settings.
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defaults. See Appendix C, “IBM Network Station Manager Program Shipped Default
Settings” on page C-1 for a listing of all 3270 emulation defaults controlled by the IBM
Network Station Manager program.
Accessing the 3270 emulation Help (clicking the Help button) will provide more information on how to make each of these 3270 emulation functions work.
Accessing Help
You can access help for the 3270 Emulator or your Host session.
For the 3270 emulator, place your mouse pointer in the emulator's Menu bar and click
Help. In general, to access help for the 3270 application, place your mouse pointer
inside the Host session window and press F1.
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Working with the IBM Browser
The IBM Browser can provide access to the Internet. It is also used to access the IBM
Network Station Manager program, which is used to manage IBM Network Station
users and workstations. See Chapter 6, “Using the IBM Network Station Manager
Program” on page 6-1 for more information.
If you used the Menu feature of the Startup function (within the IBM Network Station
Manager program) and you added a new IBM Network Station Browser session labeled
MYBROWSER, that Menu button (labeled MYBROWSER) will appear within the Menu
bar as shown in Figure 5-11.
Figure 5-11. IBM Network Station Menu Bar with IBM Browser Button - menu
If the IBM Browser session was set to autostart, an IBM Browser session will appear on
the screen of your IBM Network Station. This is shown in Figure 5-12 on page 5-11:
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Figure 5-12. IBM Browser Session Display - NSBHP
If you click the IBM Browser button, and autostart was not specified, an instance of the
IBM Browser appears.
Depending on the volume of network traffic, it can take from several seconds up to a
minute to see the new IBM Browser screen appear.
IBM Browser News - What is the Latest?
To find out the latest information about IBM Browser features and what is new with this
level of the IBM Browser product, click Help on the IBM Browser main page.
Select the HELP option from the Help pulldown.
In the Contents frame, scroll to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or the README
items. Either of these items provide late-breaking information about the IBM Browser.
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IBM Browser Capabilities
Key IBM Browser features that are available in the first release of the browser include
the following:
Ÿ Ability to display Web pages that contain text, HTML, GIF images (including animated GIFs), and JPEG images
Ÿ JavaScript 1.1 or compatible
Ÿ HTML 3.2
Ÿ Frames
Ÿ SSL 2 at 128 or 40 bit levels (in separate versions of the product, for US and
Canada, or for export, respectively)
Ÿ Java applets can be run by the IBM Network Station Java Virtual Machine (VM)
IBM Browser MIME Types:
Table 5-1. IBM Browser MIME Types
TYPE/SUBTYPE
USAGE
Text/plain
plain text with no HTML tags
Text/HTML
text with HTML markup tags
Image/gif
GIF images, including animated GIFs
Image/jpeg
JPEG images
Note: No other MIME types are supported (because they require plug-ins or helper applications).
IBM Browser URL Types Supported
The IBM Browser can handle the following URL types:
Table 5-2. IBM Browser URL Types Supported
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URL TYPE
USAGE
HTTP
Display content using HTTP protocol, such
as any web page with HTML
HTTPS
Same as HTTP, but using SSL security
MAILTO
Start the e-mail editor to create and send an
e-mail message
ABOUT
Display copyright information about the
browser
FTP
Open an FTP session
JAVASCRIPT
Run JavaScript
VIEW SOURCE
Display source file
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Learning About IBM Network Station Browser Functions
The IBM Network Station Browser licensed program has many capabilities to help you
manage Internet access and quick connection the IBM Network Station Manager
program.
These functions, and others, are available by clicking various pulldown options from the
IBM Browser Menu bar as shown in Figure 5-13:
Figure 5-13. IBM Network Station Browser with Extended Pulldowns
As shown in Figure 5-13, pulldowns are available to allow you to quickly access IBM
Browser functions such as:
Ÿ Multiple IBM Browser session support (New Window in the File pulldown)
Ÿ Font selection by user (User Preferences in the Edit pulldown)
Ÿ Online help (Help)
The following list contains some of the IBM Network Station Browser support:
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Ÿ Open URL. . .
Ÿ Open Local. . .
Opens an ASCII or HTML file.
Ÿ Close
Ÿ Save As. . .
Saves a file with user-specified name and file extension.
Ÿ Print3
Ÿ View Source. . .
Views the program source for the file in the current IBM Browser session.
Ÿ User Preferences3
Allows configuration of fonts, colors, printing, caching and so on.
Ÿ IBM Network Station Manager program preferences. . .
Provides a direct link to the IBM Network Station Manager program.
Ÿ History. . .
Provides a list of web pages that were visited during the current IBM Browser
session.
Ÿ Hotlist
A list of frequently visited web pages. Access the web page by clicking the Hotlist
entry.
Ÿ Tile
Tile allows you to manage how multiple IBM Browser sessions will be presented on
the display screen. For example, assume that you want four sessions. Use the Tile
function to specify two side-by-side sessions at the top of the display followed by
two side-by-side sessions at the bottom of the display.
Ÿ Cascade
Cascade allows you to manage multiple IBM Browser sessions on the display
screen by layering one over the other. Each new session is slightly lower that the
previous session, thus allowing a user to work with all active IBM Browser sessions.
Ÿ Help
Allows a user to access Help for the IBM Browser through a Contents listing on
this page. Key topics are the README and the Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ).
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The IBM Network Station Manager program controls these IBM Browser functions. See Chapter 6, “Using the IBM Network Station
Manager Program” on page 6-1 for more information. Also, the online help in the IBM Network Station Manager program provides
more information along with all default settings.
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Ÿ Support Information
Allows a user to view and save IBM Browser support information to a file.
Many of the IBM Browser functions have shipped defaults. Those functions that are
managed by the IBM Network Station Manager program also have IBM-supplied
defaults. See Appendix C, “IBM Network Station Manager Program Shipped Default
Settings” on page C-1 for a listing of all IBM Browser defaults controlled by the IBM
Network Station Manager program.
Accessing Help
You can access help for the IBM Browser using the Help menu option. The help
includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section, and an addendum for lastminute changes.
For IBM Browser help, place your mouse pointer in the IBM Browser Menu bar and
click Help.
Changing the IBM Browser Encryption Level for Improved Transaction Security
To change the IBM Browser encryption capability, use the IBM Network Station
Manager program. You will need to work with the Internet Setup Task and select
Network. Chapter 6, “Using the IBM Network Station Manager Program” on page 6-1
provides information on using the IBM Network Station Manager program.
Working with the Navio NC Navigator Browser
Navio NC Navigator can provide access to the Internet. It is also used to access the
IBM Network Station Manager program, which is used to manage IBM Network Station
users and workstations. See Chapter 6, “Using the IBM Network Station Manager
Program” on page 6-1 for more information.
If you used the Menu feature of the Startup function (within the IBM Network Station
Manager program) and you added a new Navio NC Navigator Browser session labeled
NAVIO2, that Menu button (labeled NAVIO2) will appear within the Menu bar as shown
in Figure 5-14.
Figure 5-14. IBM Network Station Menu Bar with Navio Button - navio
If the Navio NC Navigator session was set to autostart, an Navio NC Navigator browser
session will appear on the screen of your IBM Network Station as shown in Figure 5-15
on page 5-16.
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Figure 5-15. Navio NC Navigator Browser Session Display - NAVSPL
If autostart was not specified, and you click the Navio Browser button within the Menu
bar, an instance of the Navio NC Navigator browser appears.
Depending on the volume of network traffic, you can expect it to take from several
seconds up to a minute for the Navio NC Navigator screen appear.
Navio NC Navigator Browser News - What is the Latest?
To find the latest information about Navio NC Navigator features and what is new with
this level of Navio NC Navigator, click Help on the Navio NC Navigator main page.
Select the HELP for Navio NC Navigator option from the Help pulldown.
In the Contents frame, scroll to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or the README
items. Either of these items provide late-breaking information about the Navio NC
Navigator browser.
Navio NC Navigator Browser Capabilities
In general, Navio NC Navigator is a compatible subset of the popular Netscape
Navigator 3.0x UNIX browser (exact version may change as enhancements are made).
Key features that are available include the following:
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Ÿ Ability to display Web pages that contain text, HTML, GIF images (including animated GIFs), and JPEG images
Ÿ Javascript
Ÿ HTML Compatible with Navigator 3.0x
Ÿ Frames
Ÿ SSL 2 and 3 at 128 or 40 bit levels
With server and client certificates, there are separate versions of the product, for
US and Canada, or for export.
Ÿ Java applets can be run by the IBM Network Station Java Virtual Machine (VM)
Navio NC Navigator MIME Types:
Table 5-3. Navio NC Navigator MIME Types
TYPE/SUBTYPE
USAGE
Text/plain
plain text with no HTML tags
Text/HTML
text with HTML markup tags
Image/gif
GIF images, including animated GIFs
Image/jpeg
JPEG images
Note: No other MIME types are supported (because they require plug-ins or helper applications).
Navio NC Navigator URL Types Supported
The Navio NC Navigator browser can handle the following URL types:
Table 5-4. Navio NC Navigator URL Types Supported
URL TYPE
USAGE
HTTP
Display content using HTTP protocol, such
as any web page with HTML, and so forth
HTTPS
Same as HTTP, but using SSL security
MAILTO
Start the E-mail editor to create and send
an E-mail message
ABOUT
Display copyright information about the
browser
FTP
Open an FTP session
JAVASCRIPT
Run JavaScript
VIEW SOURCE
Display source file
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Learning About Navio NC Navigator Browser Functions
The Navio NC Navigator browser licensed program has many capabilities to help you
manage Internet access and quick connection to the IBM Network Station Manager
program. These functions, and others, are available by clicking various pulldown
options from the Navio NC Navigator browser Menu bar as shown in Figure 5-16:
Figure 5-16. Navio NC Navigator Browser with Extended Pulldowns
As shown in Figure 5-16, pulldowns are available to allow you to quickly access Navio
NC Navigator functions. For example:
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Ÿ Multiple Navio NC Navigator session support (New Web Browser in the File
pulldown)
Ÿ Font selection by user (General Preferences in the Option pulldown)
Ÿ Online help (Help)
The following information presents and describes some of the Navio NC Navigator
browser support.
File Pulldown
The following Navio NC Navigator functions are available from the File pulldown:
New Web Browser
Provides another session of the Navio NC Navigator browser to appear on your
screen.
New Mail Message
Provides the capability to address and send E-mail to another person. To use New
Mail Message, you must have the Identity tab, located in the Options pulldown
under Mail & News Preferences, completed.
Mail Document
Provides the capability to address and send documents to another person. To use
Mail Document, you must have the Identity tab, located in the Options pulldown
under Mail & News Preferences, completed.
Open Location
Provides the capability to specify an URL address that, when requested, is displayed in the browser window.
Open File
Provides the capability to specify a file that, when requested, is displayed in the
browser window.
Save as
Provides the capability to save (with a different name and file type) a document or
file that is currently displayed in the browser.
Upload File
Provides the capability to upload (send) a file to a specified location.
Print
Provides the capability to specify how (paper size, print orientation, font, which
pages, and so on) a document that is currently displayed in the browser will be
printed.
Close
Provides the capability to close the current browser window. Any other browser
windows remain open.
Exit
Provides the capability to close all browser sessions at once.
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Edit Pulldown
The following Navio NC Navigator functions are available from the Edit pulldown:
Undo
Provides the capability to undo or cancel the previous operation. For example, if
you deleted a word and decided you did not want to, you could click undo and the
word would return.
Cut
Provides the capability to delete specified pieces of a document.
Copy
Provides the capability to copy specified pieces of a document. The marked area
can then be pasted elsewhere.
Paste
Provides the capability to paste (or insert) specified pieces of a document that had
been marked for either copying or cutting (deleting).
Find
Provides the capability to search a document for a specified word or text string.
Find Again
Provides the capability to search a document for multiple occurrences of a word or
text string.
View Pulldown
The following Navio NC Navigator functions are available from the View pulldown:
Reload
Provides the capability to reload (retrieve) the currently displayed page. You also
have a Reload button in the Tool bar.
Reload Frame
Provides the capability to reload the active frame of a document that is currently
displayed in the browser.
Load Images
Provides the capability to retrieve the images for the document that is currently
displayed in the browser. Load Images only works if the Auto Load Images function
(located in the Options pulldown) is off.
Refresh
Provides the capability to retrieve a new copy of the document that is currently
displayed in the browser. The new copy of the documents retrieved from cache,
not from a server.
Document Source
Provides the capability to view the HTML source of the currently displayed document.
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Document Info
Provides the capability to retrieve basic information about the document that is currently displayed in the browser. For example, document info could be creation date,
date last modified, size, number of URL links on the page.
Frame Source
Provides the capability to view the HTML source for the active frame that is currently displayed in the browser.
Frame Info
Provides the capability to retrieve basic information about the active frame that is
currently displayed in the browser. For example, creation date, date last modified,
size, number of URL links on the page.
Go Pulldown
The following Navio NC Navigator functions are available from the Go pulldown:
Back
Provides the capability to navigate backwards to previously accessed documents.
Back is only active if you have been to one or more documents. A Back button is
also available on the Tool bar.
Forward
Provides the capability to navigate forward to previously visited documents.
Forward is only active if you have been to a document and then navigated (or
moved) backwards. A Forward button is also available on the Tool bar.
Home
Provides the capability to return directly to your designated home page.
Stop Loading
Provides the capability to stop or end the activity of loading a new document to be
displayed in the browser. A Stop button is also available on the Tool bar.
Remainder of Go Pulldown
Entries in the remainder of the Go pulldown represent URL locations that you have
been to in the current browser session. You can access these locations by clicking
on them or by pressing the listed combination of keys (usually Alt + a number).
Bookmarks Pulldown
The following Navio NC Navigator functions are available from the Bookmarks
pulldown:
Add Bookmark
Provides the capability of adding the URL of the currently displayed document to
your list of bookmarks. Bookmarks is a list of URLs that a user frequently visits.
Placing the URL in the Bookmark list gives a user quick access to those URLs.
Remainder of Bookmarks Pulldown
Entries in the remainder of the Bookmarks pulldown represent URL locations that
can be accessed by clicking them. To change or delete items that you have added
to this list, use the Bookmarks item on the Window pulldown.
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Options Pulldown
The following Navio NC Navigator functions are available from the Options pulldown:
General Preferences...
Provides the capability to customize browser appearance, browser fonts, and how
images are handled by the browser.
Mail and News Preferences...
Mail and News Preferences consists of the following tabs:
Ÿ Compose
Provides the capability to specify how E-mail is handled when it is mailed.
Ÿ Servers
Provides the capability to view the name of the SMTP server.
Ÿ Identity
Provides the capability of identifying yourself and your organization for the
purpose of using E-mail and the sending of documents.
Network Preferences
Network Preferences consists of the following tabs:
Ÿ Cache
Provides the capability to clear memory caches and specify how often cached
documents are verified.
Ÿ Connections
Provides the capability to specify the number of connections to an Internet
server. It also identifies the size of the network buffer (amount of data Navio
NC Navigator can receive in a transmission).
Ÿ Proxies
Provides the capability to view your proxy configurations. You may have to
work with the network administrator to understand or change any proxy configurations.
Ÿ Protocols
Provides the ability for you to be notified before accepting a cookie from a
remote server. A cookie is a mechanism that allows a server to remember
information about you that the server can use in subsequent sessions.
Ÿ Languages
Provides the capability to view how Java and JavaScript are configured. Java
and JavaScript are controlled by the IBM Network Station Manager program.
Work with your system administrator if changes need to be made to the configuration of Java or JavaScript.
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Security Preferences
Security preferences consist of the following tabs:
Ÿ General
Provides the capability to set an alert when entering, leaving, viewing, or submitting a document insecurely. These alerts can also remind you of when you
change levels of security.
Ÿ Passwords
Provides the capability to specify that a password be required when you
request activity on your certificates. Password control prevents unauthorized
activity on your certificates.
Ÿ Personal Certificates
Provides validation of whom you say that you are when attempting to access a
secure server. Personal certificates are password protected (from the password tab). To obtain personal certificates you have to contact companies that
issue personal certificates. If a personal certificate is issued, it is typically
downloaded to your computer and accessible through the browser. You can
view or delete personal certificates. However, you can not edit or modify personal certificates.
Ÿ Site Certificates
Provides validation that this user, on this machine (the site), is who they say
that they are while attempting to access a secure server. Site certificates can
be issued by secure servers. They are typically downloaded to your computer
and accessible through the browser. You can view or delete site certificates.
However, you can not edit or modify site certificates.
Show Menubar
Provides the capability to have the Menu bar displayed or not displayed during a
browser session. The Menu bar contains the File, Edit, View, Go, Bookmarks,
Options, Directory, Window, and Help pulldowns. If you deselect Show Menubar,
the Menu bar immediately disappears from the browser. To retrieve the Menu bar,
press the right mouse button and select Show Menubar.
Show Toolbar
Provides the capability to have the Toolbar displayed or not displayed during a
browser session. The Toolbar provides buttons for Back, Forward, Home, Reload,
Images, Open, Print, Find, and Stop buttons. If you deselect Show Toolbar, the
Toolbar immediately disappears from the browser. To retrieve the Toolbar, select
the Options pulldown and select Show Toolbar.
Show Location
Provides the capability to enter an URL directly from the keyboard and show the
URL for the current document.
Show Directory Buttons
Provides the capability to display or not display directory buttons. Directory buttons
provide users with quick access to specified URLs. Directory buttons are best used
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to provide access to certain URLs for all users. Directory buttons are similar to
Bookmarks; however, Bookmarks are generally used for personal preference rather
than for a whole organization. Directory buttons, when specified, appear below the
Location field in the browser. Directory buttons are managed through the IBM
Network Station Manager program. No Directory buttons will be shown unless they
have been defined by your system administrator.
Auto Load Images
Provides the capability to have images loaded automatically or not at all when a
document is requested. You may want to select this option if you are browsing
documents on remote servers. Auto Load Images works in conjunction with the
Load Images item in the View pulldown. If Auto Load Images is disabled, images
can be loaded for a particular document by using the Load Images function under
the View pulldown.
Document Encoding
Document Encoding provides the capability to select which character set encoding
a document uses when document encoding is either not specified or unavailable.
By default, the browser expects that documents are encoded using Western
(Latin-1) encoding unless the encoding is specified by the document. Not all of the
document encoding character sets that appear on the pulldown list are supported.
This is because the IBM Network Station does not currently provide fonts for all
languages.
Save Options
Provides the capability to immediately save any changes made to any Options.
Directory Pulldown
The following Navio NC Navigator functions are available from the Directory pulldown:
Navio's Home
This Directory entry provides a link to Navio's home page.
You must be able to access the Internet to use this item.
IBM Network Computing
This Directory entry provides a link to IBM's Network Computing home page.
You must be able to access the Internet to use this item.
IBM Home Page
This Directory entry provides a link to IBM's corporate home page.
You must be able to access the Internet to use this item.
IBM Network Station Manager for (your system name appears here)
This Directory entry provides a link to the IBM Network Station Manager program
for the server system from which your IBM Network Station was loaded . This
program is used to manage all IBM Network Stations and their users. See
Chapter 6, “Using the IBM Network Station Manager Program” on page 6-1 for
more information.
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Window Pulldown
The following Navio NC Navigator functions are available from the Window pulldown:
Address Book
Provides the capability to compile a book of names and addresses of individuals or
groups you correspond with on a regular basis. This item is used for sending mail.
Search, editing, and filing capabilities are also provided in the Address Book function.
Bookmarks
Provides the capability to file, edit, and manage your personal lists of bookmarks.
The Bookmark function activities you perform are reflected in the bookmarks list
that you can view using the Bookmarks pulldown in the Tool bar. For example, if
you have bookmarks whose names are similar, you can add (edit) text that more
readily identifies the bookmark.
History
Provides the capability to view a list of documents you have accessed during this
session.
From this list you can create bookmarks for documents previously accessed or go
directly to any selected document.
Remainder of Window Pulldown
The remainder of the Window pulldown contains a list of documents you have
accessed during this session. You can access the document by pressing the push
button next to it.
Help Pulldown
The following Navio NC Navigator functions are available from the Help pulldown:
About Navio NC Navigator
Provides the version level and trademarking information about Navio NC Navigator.
Help for Navio NC Navigator
Provides help information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Many of the Navio NC Navigator browser functions have shipped defaults. Those functions that are managed by the IBM Network Station Manager program also have
IBM-supplied defaults. See Appendix C, “IBM Network Station Manager Program
Shipped Default Settings” on page C-1 for a listing of all Navio NC Navigator defaults
controlled by the IBM Network Station Manager program.
Accessing Help
You can access help for the Navio NC Navigator browser using the Help menu option.
The help includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section, and an addendum for
last-minute changes.
For Navio NC Navigator browser help, place your mouse pointer in the Navio NC
Navigator browser Menu bar and click Help.
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JAVA VM
You can set up Java applets and applications by using the IBM Network Station
Manager. Applets and applications can be set to autostart (running on your workstation)
or set as menu items (buttons in the menu bar).
Note: Only a single Java application can run within the IBM Network Station and, if
running, also precludes applets from running in both the desktop and in the
browser. However, many applets can be run simultaneously.
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The Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the supporting class packages that were installed
provide an environment for programs written and compiled in the Java programming
language. The current level of Java, supported by the IBM Network Station, is equivalent to the 1.1.2 level of the Java Development Kit (JDK) from JavaSoft. You can start
and configure Java programs through the IBM Network Station Manager program.
What Is Java?
Java is an object-oriented programming language. Java is compiled into a byte code
stream which JVM interprets at runtime. Java programs are portable and, in general,
may be run on any computer that supports a JVM. This is a primary attraction of the
Java language.
What do I do with Java?
In order to use Java, you must first obtain a program that was written in Java. This may
be a program that you have purchased, downloaded from the Internet, or written and
compiled by yourself. In general, the IBM Network Station is not geared towards being
a development platform. Therefore, important programs should be developed on
another platform before loading it on the IBM Network Station.
What are Java Applications and Applets?
There are two kinds of Java programs: those which are intended to be transferred and
run across the Internet (applets), and those which run as programs from the local file
system (applications). The first variety, applets, utilize a browser to provide windows
and graphical layout for the applet. In general, these applets are not trusted by the
browser since they are downloaded across the Internet. Therefore, the browser can
restrict applets from reading or writing to local files and from connecting to machines
other than machines from which they are downloaded. These restrictions are intended
to protect the user from malicious programs and provide a safe environment to examine
programs on the Internet.
Starting an Application
An application must be installed on the file system of the server - Integrated File
System in the case of the AS/400.
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Starting an Applet
Applets can be installed on the file system of the server that is your boot host, or downloaded from a remote system using a Universal Resource Locator (URL). The applet to
load is specified through tags on an HTML page.
Applets can be run three different ways:
Ÿ By creating a button on the IBM Network Station menu bar for an applet
Ÿ By creating a button for a browser URL
Ÿ By starting a browser then loading an HTML page which contains an applet
Configuration of the applet is managed through parameter tags within the HTML file
(the specific parameter names are determined by the applet vendor). Applets that load
from the file system of your boot host should be well-known and trusted applets (the
source of the applets is reliable). There are no security restrictions placed on applets
that run from the local file system. The applet may write to files and communicate with
other machines. Writing to other machines may be desirable if you are saving your
spreadsheet, but could be a problem if a malicious applet erased your files.
Where do I find Additional Information on Java?
You can find additional information at the following web sites.
JavaSoft home page:
http://www.javasoft.com
IBM Java home page:
http://www.ibm.com/java
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Chapter 6. Using the IBM Network Station Manager Program
The IBM Network Station Manager program is a browser-based application program.
This application program allows you to perform the setup and management tasks that
are associated with one or all of your IBM Network Stations and IBM Network Station
users. Setup Tasks are:
Ÿ Hardware configuration:
Examples of configurable Hardware settings are: specifying primary mouse buttons
(left or right-handed), mouse pointer speeds, screen savers, desktop background,
and more.
Ÿ Startup application and program selection
– Programs and menus
Examples of configurable Startup settings are:
- IBM Network Station Menu bar control
- 5250 sessions
- 3270 sessions
- Remote program sessions
- Java applications or applets
- IBM Network Station Browser sessions
- Navio browser sessions
– Environment variables
Environment variable settings are also configured under Startup. Environment
variables can be used with Startup programs, menus, or any applications that
are running on the IBM Network Station.
Ÿ Desktop Management
Examples of configurable Desktop settings are screen colors for window frames,
Icon placement, Font selection, and specifying how windows on the workstation are
made active.
Ÿ 5250 Session configuration
Examples of configurable settings for 5250 sessions are screen size, key remapping capability, color customization (basic and advanced), record/playback, and
edit/copy/paste functions.
Ÿ 3270 Session configuration
Examples of configurable settings for 3270 sessions are screen size, key remapping capability, color customization, and 3270 sessions with graphics support.
Ÿ Internet configuration
– Network
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Examples of configurable Network settings are E-Mail address, default home
page, proxy settings, and encrypted or non-encrypted version of the IBM
Network Station Browser.
– IBM Browser
Examples of configurable IBM Browser settings are disk caching, auto loading
of images, print headers and footers, and print margins.
– Navio NC Navigator
Examples of configurable Navio NC Navigator browser settings are caching,
network buffer size, and auto loading of images.
– Java Applet Viewer
Examples of configurable Java applet viewer settings are message style, heap
and stack size settings, and defining properties.
This chapter discusses the following IBM Network Station Manager program topics:
Ÿ IBM Network Station Manager program overview
– Who can use the IBM Network Station Manager program
– Working with IBM Network Station Manager defaults
– Working with settings
Ÿ Starting the IBM Network Station Manager program. This section discusses:
– Starting the IBM Network Station Manager from a web browser
– Signing onto the IBM Network Station Manager program
Ÿ Working with the IBM Network Station Manager program - Examples
IBM Network Station Manager Program - an Overview
Figure 6-1 on page 6-3 provides a graphical view of how the IBM Network Station
Manager program flows. Take a moment to study Figure 6-1 on page 6-3; it highlights
the differences between the defaults and setup tasks that a system administrator and
end user can work with.
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Figure 6-1. IBM Network Station Manager Program Flow
Who can use the IBM Network Station Manager Program?
As shown in Figure 6-1, both system administrators and individual end users can
access and use the program.
The level of function a user can access is determined by the special authorities defined
in each user's user profile. System administrators must have special authorities
(SPCAUT (*SECADM and *ALLOBJ) authority). Other users should have a level of
authority less than *SECADM and *ALLOBJ.
System Administrators
System administrators have full use of the program and can work at a level that is
either system-wide or specifically for one user or one workstation. For example, an
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lation session available and that one particular user could have an additional 5250
emulation session.
For information on how to sign on to the IBM Network Station Manager program, see
“Starting the IBM Network Station Manager Program using a Browser” on page 6-9.
Figure 6-2 shows the screen a system administrator sees after signing onto the IBM
Network Station Manager program. Notice that the range of functions presented in the
Setup Tasks frame.
Note: This screen can vary in how it appears depending on the web browser you are
using.
Figure 6-2. System Administrator Level - NETS003
Compare these functions to the range of functions that are available to individual end
users as shown in Figure 6-3 on page 6-5.
Individual End Users
End users also have access to the IBM Network Station Manager program. However,
the functions that an end user can work with are limited to settings that pertain only to
themselves.
The following diagram shows the screen that an end user would see after signing onto
the IBM Network Station Manager program. Notice that the range of functions presented in the Setup Tasks frame.
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Figure 6-3. End-user Level - NSM007
As you can see, the program's flexibility allows broad system-wide settings management by the administrator and individual settings management by the end user.
The following examples displayed in this chapter are representative of the displays a system
administrator would see.
Working with IBM Network Station Manager Program Defaults
There are three levels of defaults. They are:
Ÿ IBM-supplied defaults
IBM-supplied defaults are provided for all settings that are supported by the IBM
Network Station Manager program.
The IBM-supplied defaults can not be changed. They can be overridden using the
IBM Network Station Manager program feature of System defaults or User level
defaults.
See Appendix C, “IBM Network Station Manager Program Shipped Default
Settings” on page C-1 for a complete list of all IBM-supplied default values for the
IBM Network Station Manager program.
Ÿ System defaults
System defaults are used to change settings for all users or all workstations.
System defaults take precedence over IBM-supplied defaults.
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Ÿ User defaults
User defaults are used to change settings for an individual user or individual workstation.
User defaults take precedence over IBM-supplied defaults and system defaults.
Note: Settings work differently in the Startup function of Setup Tasks. For Programs,
Menus, and Environment Variables, the IBM-supplied, System-specified, and
User-specified, are additive. However, for the same environment variable, the
value set at the user level takes precedence over the value set at the system or
IBM-supplied levels. (The values for a given environment variable are not additive.) Any settings that are specified at the system or user level are added to
those that are specified in the IBM-supplied default settings.
For example, every IBM Network Station user has one 5250 session specified
as the IBM-supplied default. If the administrator used the System defaults function to assign all users an additional 5250 session, then all users would have
two 5250 sessions available. If the administrator then used the User level
default function to assign USERXYZ another 5250 session, then USERXYZ
would have three 5250 sessions. The origin of these sessions would be one
each from IBM-supplied defaults, System defaults, and User defaults.
IBM Network Station Manager Program Defaults - Example
This example uses the Desktop background setting that is in the Hardware function of
Setup Tasks.
The IBM-supplied setting for Desktop background is the IBM bitmap.
At this point, the administrator determines that all Desktop backgrounds will be set to
dark red. Using the IBM Network Station Manager program, the administrator applies
the change by working through the System Defaults level. This change, to the color
dark red, overrides the IBM-supplied value of the IBM bitmap for Desktop background.
After viewing the new desktop background color of dark red, a user determines it is too
difficult to look at for long periods of time. The user then requests his Desktop background color be changed to green. The user can either change the Desktop background color or request the administrator to do it.
The administrator can make the change by selecting the Hardware Setup Task, User
defaults and specify the user profile of the person who is requesting the change. Scroll
to the Desktop background field and specify green. Click Finish to apply the change.
This change, to a User default setting, overrides the IBM-supplied default and the
administrator-set System Default value of dark red.
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Notes:
1. If the user changed the background setting, they would go directly to the Hardware
settings panel, bypassing the Default selection panel.
2. To see the Desktop background change you would have to log off and then log on
to the workstation.
Working with System-Wide Defaults
Figure 6-4 is representative of the panel that appears when a selection is made from
the Setup Tasks frame. In this example, the Hardware Defaults panel is used.
Figure 6-4. Hardware Defaults - NSM010
As you can see, the Hardware Defaults panel allows you to work with:
Ÿ Work with System defaults for all workstations and users
Ÿ Workstation defaults for a particular workstation
Ÿ User defaults for a particular user
Note: The Hardware Defaults panel is unique in that it allows you to specify settings
for workstations in addition to specific users.
System defaults have settings that are not available when working with an individual
user or workstation.
Working with WorkStation Defaults
You must have each IBM Network Station entered into the BOOTP table in order to use
the IBM Network Station Manager program to set preferences for it. The BOOTP table
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provides the IBM Network Station name, which is used for verification before completing the setting of the requested.preferences.
Working with Individual User Defaults
User defaults are designed to change settings on a user-by-user basis, one user at a
time. This gives you flexibility in custom tailoring individual sessions.
From any of the Default panels, select User defaults, enter the user profile name, and
press the Next button.
Note: If you don't know a user profile name or a workstation name, you can press the
Browse button and a list of users or workstations is presented for you to choose
from.
Working with Settings
Settings are fields that you see after you have selected which defaults (System or User)
you want to work with. For example, Figure 6-5 shows the Desktop Manager Settings
fields for Screen colors, Icon preferences, Fonts, and Window focus.
Figure 6-5. Desktop Manager Settings Fields - NSM014
In this example, Figure 6-5 represents Desktop settings that are being worked with
from the System Defaults level. That means that any changes to the settings would be
applied to ALL users.
Note: Settings in the Startup function of Setup Tasks work differently than the settings
in other Setup Tasks. The difference is that any changes that are made at the
system default level and user default level are added to the settings that are
shipped with the IBM-supplied default settings.
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For example, the IBM-supplied default is that all users have one 5250 session.
Then, in Setup Tasks, the administrator selects Startup, Menus, System
defaults, 5250 and applies this setting. The result is that all users would now
have two 5250 sessions available to them.
Starting the IBM Network Station Manager Program using a Browser
To best understand and learn how the IBM Network Station Manager program works,
we recommend that you now sign on and follow the examples in this chapter.
To start working with the IBM Network Station Manager, power-on your IBM Network
Station and click IBM Browser or Navio Browser from the Menu bar on your IBM
Network Station as shown in Figure 6-6.
Figure 6-6. IBM Network Station Menu Bar -Menu
Notes:
1. If you do not have, or have not installed, the IBM Network Station Browser or
Navio NC Navigator licensed program, you can use the following web browsers to
sign on to the IBM Network Station Manager program:
Ÿ Netscape** 3.01 or later:
– Windows 95
– Windows NT
– AIX
Ÿ Microsoft Internet Explorer** 3.01or later
2. To access the IBM Network Station Manager program using Navio NC Navigator,
click the Directory pulldown and select IBM Network Station Manager for (your host
system name) Your host system name will be the name of the system your IBM
Network Stations are booted from.
The IBM Network Station Browser appears as shown in Figure 6-7 on page 6-10:
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Figure 6-7. IBM Network Station Browser Sign on Screen - NSBHP
Click the Edit pulldown and select IBM Network Station Manager Preferences as shown
in Figure 6-8 on page 6-11:
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Figure 6-8. IBM Network Station Browser Sign on Screen with Edit Pulldown - NSBEDIT
The IBM Network Station Manager sign-on screen appears:
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Figure 6-9. Sign on Screen - NETS002
Note: An alternative way to reach the IBM Network Station Manager sign-on screen is
to enter the following case-sensitive URL in the IBM Browser's URL field:
http://yourservername/QIBM/NetworkStation/Admin
where yourservername is the AS/400 host name or TCP/IP address.
Type your user profile and password, then click Sign on.
The Main Screen of the IBM Network Station Manager appears:
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Figure 6-10. System Administrator Level - NETS003
Working with the IBM Network Station Manager Program Setup Tasks Examples
Note: You must be a system administrator to work with these examples.
As shown in Figure 6-10, setup tasks are represented by icons in the left-most frame of
the screen.
Clicking on any icon presents a panel where you select which set of Defaults you want
to work with.
When working with these examples, select User defaults and use your own user profile.
Then, when you are done going through the examples, you will be able to see the
results on your workstation.
In order to see the changes you make using the IBM Network Station Manager
program, you will have to log off and then log on to your workstation. Do not do this
until we have gone through all of the examples that are presented here.
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Notes:
1. When going through the examples, the Main panel and the Default selection panel
will not be presented every time.
2. See “Additional IBM Network Station Manager Program Examples” on page 6-24
for information on working with remote programs such as AIX sessions and
WinCenter Pro for PC applications.
Hardware Settings Example
From the Setup Tasks frame, click Hardware.
Select User defaults, and type in your user profile (USER001 in this example) as shown
in Figure 6-11.
Figure 6-11. Hardware Defaults Panel with User Defaults Specified - NSM010A
In the bottom frame click Next to continue.
The Hardware Settings frame appears as shown (scrolled-down) in Figure 6-12 on
page 6-15.
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Figure 6-12. Hardware Settings Example - NETS004
Scroll to Desktop background and select the Tiles bitmap.
Click Finish to apply the change. Go to the next example.
Startup Settings Example - Working with Menu Bar Options
From the Setup Tasks frame, click Startup, click Menus, and select System defaults. In
the bottom frame click Next to continue.
The Menu Bar Options frame appears as shown in Figure 6-13 on page 6-16.
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Figure 6-13. Startup Settings Example Working With Menu Bar Options - BUTTON2
The Menu Bar Options, as shipped from IBM, are shown in Figure 6-13.
If you make no changes to the Menu Bar Options fields, all of your IBM Network Station
users will have a fully populated Menu bar displayed on their workstation. Fully populated means the Menu bar on each workstation will have the following buttons:
Ÿ Log out
Ÿ Hide
Ÿ Move to Top or Move to Bottom
Ÿ Lock
Ÿ 5250
Ÿ 3270
Ÿ IBM Browser
Ÿ Navio Browser
Hiding the Menu Bar
Using the IBM Network Station Manager program, you can hide the presence of the
Menu bar from your IBM Network Station users.
You may have situations where you don't want the Menu bar available. For example,
you may not want anyone to be able to log out or end any applications that may be
running on the IBM Network Station. The Lock Screen button is another example where
you might not want to provide an opportunity for someone to lock-up the screen. You
may have an IBM Network Station workstation publicly available and, if the Lock Screen
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button was available, anyone could lock the screen with a password known only to
them.
You can hide the Menu bar from all IBM Network Station users by making the Menu
bar field value Hidden. This is shown in Figure 6-14:
Figure 6-14. Hidding the Menu Bar - BUTTON3
Customizing the Menu Bar Buttons
The Menu bar can be customized by selectively specifying values for the Menu Bar
options.
For example, Figure 6-15 on page 6-18 shows the fields and their values that would
exclude the following Menu bar buttons:
Ÿ Log Out - value changed to Hidden
Ÿ Lock - value changed to Hidden
Ÿ Buttons for 5250, 3270, and browsers (These buttons are shipped with the IBM
Network Station Manager) - Check box deselected
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Figure 6-15. Customizing the Menu Bar Buttons - BUTTON4
Menu Bar Options Summary
If you hide the Menu bar (using either System defaults or User defaults), only applications that are specified to automatically start will appear on the worksation of users.
Automatically starting applications is managed within Setup Tasks under the Programs
function.
The User level (individual users' preferences) does not provide support for enabling or
disabling the shipped menu bar buttons for 5250, 3270, or browser buttons.
If you have created customized Menu settings using the Menus function of Startup, but
have hidden the Menu bar, no buttons from the customization will be available.
Startup Settings Example - Automatically Starting a 5250 Session on an IBM
Network Station
From the Setup Tasks frame, click Startup, click Programs, and select User defaults. In
the bottom frame click Next to continue.
The Programs Settings frame appears as shown in Figure 6-16 on page 6-19.
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Figure 6-16. Startup Settings Example Working With 5250 Sessions - NETS005
Scroll to 5250 Sessions to Autostart. This setting, when completed, will automatically
start a 5250 session for you when you sign on to your workstation. Complete the following fields:
Ÿ AS/400 system - Type the name or TCP/IP address of the AS/400 your workstation
boots from.
Ÿ Session title - Type in a text string that represents your 5250 session. For
example, 5250#2. This text string will appear in the Title bar of your 5250 session.
This field is optional and you do not need a value. However, in this example you
might want to try a name (5250#2) so you can see it when we verify the examples.
Ÿ For the other settings fields, use the defaults.
Click Finish to apply the change. Go to the next example.
Desktop Manager Example
From the Setup Tasks frame, click Desktop Manager and select User defaults. In the
bottom frame click Next to continue.
The Desktop Manager Settings frame appears as shown in Figure 6-17 on page 6-20.
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Figure 6-17. Desktop Manager Settings Example - NETS006
Scroll to Icon preferences. In the Icon location field, select Top left.
Click Finish to apply the change. Go to the next example.
5250 Example
From the Setup Tasks frame, click 5250 and select User defaults. In the bottom frame
click Next to continue.
The 5250 Settings appear as shown in Figure 6-18 on page 6-21.
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Figure 6-18. 5250 Setting Example -NETS007
Scroll to the Allow use of the edit menu field and select No to disable the edit menu.
(The default is Yes, meaning that you can use the edit menu).
By disabling Allow use of the edit menu, your 5250 sessions will not have the Edit
pulldown displayed for use.
Click Finish to apply the change. Go to the next example.
3270 Example
From the Setup Tasks frame, click 3270 and select User defaults. In the bottom frame
click Next to continue.
The 3270 Settings panel appears as shown in Figure 6-19 on page 6-22.
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Figure 6-19. 3270 Settings Example - NETS008
Scroll to the Screen size field. Select 24 x 80.
This will change your 3270 session screen size from 32 x 80 (the default) to 24 x 80.
Click Finish to apply the change. Go to the next example.
Internet
From the Setup Tasks frame, click Internet, click IBM Browser, and select User
defaults. In the bottom frame click Next to continue.
The IBM Network Station Browser Settings frame appears as shown in Figure 6-20 on
page 6-23.
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Figure 6-20. IBM Network Station Browser Settings Example - NETS009
In the Preference settings field, select Use preferences below as the value. Selecting
this value enables all other preference settings that can be specified from this panel.
Scroll to the Miscellaneous heading and select No in the Auto load images field.
Note: Remember that if you apply this change, no images will display when you are
using a browser. After a page loads the text, you can use the browser's Navigate pulldown menu to load the images. Select the Navigate pulldown, and then
select Load Missing Images.
Click Finish to apply the change. Click Main Screen in the Setup Tasks frame.
Verifying your Setting Changes
After completing the examples, you can verify the settings you specified.
You will need to log off and then log on for the settings to be applied.
You should notice the following:
Ÿ After you log on, your background will be Tiles instead of whatever the system
default was.
Ÿ You should have a 5250 session automatically appear on your screen.
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Ÿ Your Icons will now be placed in the top left portion of your window instead of the
bottom left.
Ÿ When you select your 5250 sessions, the Edit pulldown will not be present.
Ÿ If you log onto a 3270 session, your screen size will be 24 x 80.
Ÿ If you access the IBM Browser, no graphic images will be displayed in your
session.
Do not forget:: If you do not want any of the settings specified in the example exercises to remain, you will have to use the IBM Network Station Manager program
to return them to the original settings or some other settings of your choice.
IBM Network Station Manager Program Education
It is recommended that you provide some hands-on education, similar to what you just
experienced going through the above examples, for your users of the IBM Network
Stations.
Practice choosing and applying settings within the various Setup Tasks to build skills
among your users.
Additional IBM Network Station Manager Program Examples
Following is a list of additional examples that use the IBM Network Station Manager
program:
Ÿ Setting up an AIX session on your IBM Network Station by using Remote Program
support
Ÿ Setting up a Windows NT session on your IBM Network Station by using Remote
Program support
Setting up an AIX Session using the IBM Network Station Manager Program
Complete the following steps to set up an AIX session using the IBM Network Station
Manager program:
1. Verify that the user profile and password on the AS/400 system match the user
profile and password on the AIX server.
2. You must create a .rhosts file on the AIX server. This file must contain the IBM
Network Station's name and the name that the user logs into AIX with. This file
resides on the AIX server under the user's directory. An example for a userid or
user001:
Contents of File
Directory Structure:
File name:
IBM Network Station name
Name user signs on with:
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/home/userðð1
.rhosts
MYNWS.mycompany.ABC.com
userðð1
This file can contain multiple lines. Each line should have one IBM Network Station
name and one user name on it. If a user will be working from more than one IBM
Network Station, create an entry for each IBM Network Station.
3. Sign on to the IBM Network Station Manager program.
4. From Setup Tasks, click Startup.
5. Under Startup, click Menu.
6. From Program Defaults, click User defaults.
If you are setting this up for someone else, type their user profile or click Browse to
select their user profile if you do not know it.
7. Click Next to continue.
8. Scroll ahead to Remote Programs. Type in the information as shown in
Figure 6-21.
Figure 6-21. Remote Program Example for AIX - AIX
Where:
Menu item label
This text string will appear in the Menu bar on the IBM Network Station.
Remote host
The name or IP address of the AIX server.
Program to run
This identifies the program to run on the AIX server.
Optional parameters
-display is an AIX requirement that causes the program to display on the IBM
Network Station rather than on the remote host. ${IP} is an IBM-supplied environment variable that gets replaced with the IP address of the IBM Network
Station. -lang C is an AIX requirement that is used by programs such as
Netscape on AIX.
The required parameters for AIX-Session are: -display and ${IP}:0.
9. Click Finish to apply the AIX remote program setting.
10. Log off and then log on your IBM Network Station. In the Menu bar there will be a
button that is labeled AIX-Session, as shown in Figure 6-22 on page 6-26.
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Figure 6-22. Menu Button for Remote Program Example for AIX - EDBAR
11. Click AIX-Session and a window will open with your X-station session.
From the Aixterm window, you can run additional programs.
Setting up a Windows NT Session using the IBM Network Station Manager
Program
Complete the following steps to setup a Windows NT session by using the IBM Network
Station Manager program:
1. Verify that you have a Windows NT machine in your network that has the
WinCenter Pro** application loaded on it.
2. Verify that the user has a valid user profile and password on the Windows NT
server. When the session from the Windows NT server is requested on the IBM
Network Station, the user will have to sign on.
3. Sign on to the IBM Network Station Manager program.
4. From Setup Tasks, click Startup.
5. Under Startup, click Menu.
6. From Program Defaults, click User defaults.
If you are setting this up for someone else, type their user profile or click Browse to
select their user profile if you do not know it.
7. Click Next to continue.
8. Scroll ahead to Remote Programs. Type in the information as shown in
Figure 6-23.
Figure 6-23. Remote Program Example for Windows NT - WIN
Where:
Menu item label
This text string will appear in the Menu bar on the IBM Network Station.
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Remote host
The name or IP address of the Windows NT server.
Program to run
This identifies the program to run on the Windows NT server.
Optional parameters
-display is a WinCenter Pro requirement that causes the program to display on
the IBM Network Station rather than on the remote host. ${IP} is an
IBM-supplied environment variable that gets replaced with the IP address of
the IBM Network Station.
The required parameters for WinCenter Pro are: -display and ${IP}:0.
9. Click Finish to apply the WinCenter Pro remote program setting.
10. Log off and then log on your IBM Network Station. In the Menu bar there will be a
button that is labeled WinCenter Pro, as shown in Figure 6-24.
Figure 6-24. Menu Button for Remote Program Example for NT - EDBAR
11. Click WinCenter Pro and a window will open with your WinCenter session.
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Chapter 7. Working with User Services
User services are programs that provide users with tools to manage the IBM Network
Station's environment. You can work with User Services whenever you want, including
when an application is running. Following are a list of User Services (not all User Services are enabled):
Ÿ Console
Ÿ Login (not enabled)
Ÿ Terminals (not enabled)
Ÿ WindowMgr
Ÿ Utilities
Ÿ Setup (not enabled)
Ÿ Statistics
Accessing User Services
Access User Services by pressing (on the IBM Network Station keyboard) the Shift, Alt,
and Home keys all at the same time.
Figure 7-1 shows the User Services window with all the service programs that are displayed within the menu bar:
Figure 7-1. User Services Window - console
Console
This function provides a menu bar option (Console) for handling messages. Figure 7-2
on page 7-2 shows the tools available through the Console services option:
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Figure 7-2. User Services: Console View - messages
Click the button by Messages to display messages that record IBM Network Station
activity.
The list below contains the name of the tool and a description of its function:
Clear Messages
Selecting this option clears all the current messages from the console
display.
Rescan Messages
Selecting this option refreshes the console display with any current messages that are not presently being displayed.
Close
Selecting this option closes the console function of User Services.
Login
The Login services option is disabled. The IBM Network Station Manager licensed
program provides a login capability.
Terminals
The Terminal services option is disabled. The IBM Network Station Manager Program
provides terminal or workstation management.
WindowMgr
Figure 7-3 on page 7-3 shows the tools available through the WindowMgr services
option:
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Figure 7-3. User Services: Window Manager View - window
The list below contains the name of the tool and a description of its function:
Builtin Window Manager
Selecting this option starts the Builtin Window Manager (an OSF or Motifstyle). Deselecting this option ends the Builtin Window Manager.
The Builtin Window Manager function provides you with the ability to size,
move, and make active (clicking) all the windows open on your monitor.
Utilities
Figure 7-4 shows the tools available through the Utilities services option:
Figure 7-4. User Services: Utilities View - utility
The list below contains the name of the tool and a description of its function:
Refresh Screen
Selecting this option refreshes the active window.
Blank Screen
Selecting this option starts the screen-saver program.
Lock Screen
Selecting this option locks the screen after prompting for a password. The
Lock Screen function keeps anyone without the password from using the
workstation.
Rescan Font Path
Selecting this option refreshes any font changes that are provided by the
system administrator.
For example, if the font currently being used is so large you can't display
an entire 5250 session, you might have the administrator make available a
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smaller font. When this is done, you can then select the font by clicking on
the Option pull-down within the tool bar and selecting fonts.
Another use of fonts would be to make your windows smaller, therefore
enabling several full windows to be displayed at the same time.
Note: The 5250 Emulation program provides multiple fonts. From the
5250 Tool bar, select the Option pulldown and click Fonts
Test Network
Selecting this option runs the network test. This would be similar to the
TCP/IP command "PING".
Setup
The Setup services option is disabled.
Statistics
Figure 7-5 shows the tools available through the Statistics services option:
Figure 7-5. User Services: Statistics View - stat
The list below contains the name of the tool and a description of its function within the
statistics services function:
Show version
Selecting this option displays version numbers and other information about
the current state of the IBM Network Station.
Show Memory
Selecting this option displays information about free and installed memory
in the IBM Network Station.
Show Connections
Selecting this option displays information about all the current X clients that
are connected to the IBM Network Station.
Show Statistics
Selecting this option displays statistics that pertain to the IBM Network
Station.
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Chapter 8. Working with the IBM Network Station Setup Utility
The system administrator can access the IBM Network Station Setup Utility while the
IBM Network Station is going through the boot-up process.
The primary purpose of the Setup Utility is to allow you to View and then Set (change)
configuration settings on a particular IBM Network Station. Following is a list that contains the names of configuration settings that can be viewed or set (changed):
Ÿ View:
– Network Parameters
– Boot Parameters
– Hardware Configuration
Ÿ Set (change):
– Network Parameters
– Boot Parameters
– Monitor Parameters
– Language Parameters
– Verbose Diagnostic Messages (Enabled or Disabled)
Accessing the IBM Network Station Setup Utility
While the IBM Network Station is booting (downloading the file from the boot Host),
press the Escape key.
Then, type in the Administrator password if password control is active. (The password
is case-sensitive). The administrator password is specified through the IBM Network
Station Manager program in the Hardware setup tasks. Once the password is
accepted, the following display appears:
Notes:
1. If the password has not been set using the IBM Network Station Manager program,
any user can use the configuration settings in the IBM Setup Utility.
2. If you attempt the password three times without success, only the viewing capability of the IBM Network Station Setup Utility is available to you.
3. If you changed the Administrator password using the IBM Network Station Manager
program, you will have to boot the IBM Network Station system unit up to the Login
window in order for the new Administrator password to be enabled at the system
unit.
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IBM Network Station
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F2 = View Network Parameters
This option lets you view the following Network Parameters for an IBM Network Station.
Ÿ IP Addressed from
Ÿ Whether the IBM Network Station is booted from the Network setting (BOOTP is
normal operation for the IBM Network Station), or if the IBM Network Station is
booted from specific parameters stored on the IBM Network Station (NVRAM
setting)
Ÿ Network Station IP Address
Ÿ First Boot Host IP Address
Ÿ Second Boot Host IP Address
Ÿ Third Boot Host IP Address
Ÿ Gateway IP Address
Ÿ Subnet Mask
Ÿ Broadcast IP Address
F3 = View Boot Parameters
This option lets you view the following Boot Parameters for an IBM Network Station:
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TFTP Boot Directory
NFS Boot Directory
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Configuration Directory
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IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
F4 = View Hardware Configuration
This option lets you view the following Hardware Configuration parameters for an IBM
Network Station:
Ÿ Video Memory
Ÿ DRAM Memory Total
– Slot 1
– Slot 2
Ÿ Boot Monitor Version
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Specifies the level of initial program that runs when the IBM Network Station is
powered on.
Keyboard Controller
Keyboard ID
Keyboard Language
Startup Language
Processor Version
Boot Resolution
This indicates the monitor resolution when the IBM Network Station is powered on.
Ÿ Server Resolution
This indicates the monitor resolution when applications are loaded on the IBM
Network Station.
Ÿ Monitor ID
Ÿ Token Ring/Ethernet
– MAC Address
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This indicates the address of the communication adapter.
Manufacturer
Product
Microcode Version
Information
F5 = Set Network Parameters
This option lets you Set or Change how this IBM Network Station will determine its
network parameters. It also identifies whether this IBM Network Station is booted from
the Network (normal) setting, or if it is booting from the following specified parameters
which are stored in the NVRAM settings of this IBM Network Station:
Ÿ IP Addressed from
Ÿ Network Station IP Address
Ÿ First Boot Host IP Address
Ÿ Second Boot Host IP Address
Ÿ Third Boot Host IP Address
Ÿ Gateway IP Address
Ÿ Subnet Mask
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Ÿ Broadcast IP Address
If the IBM Network Station is booting from the Network setting, the following Network
Parameters are available:
Using a Token Ring Connection
Using an Ethernet Connection
IP Addressed from
IP Addressed from
DHCP IP Address order
DHCP IP Address order
BOOTP IP Address order
BOOTP IP Address order
RARP IP Address order
RARP IP Address order
Version 2 IEEE 802.3
The main use of the Set Network Parameters function is to allow you to select specific
TCP/IP parameters for connection to boot hosts to isolate network connection problems.
Note: Using NVRAM networking settings may affect your IBM Network Station's ability
to successfully load all required boot files in a busy network. For more information, refer to Appendix A, “Trouble Shooting and Problem Solving” on page A-1.
F6 = Set Boot Parameters
The main use of this function is to monitor or change the files and location of files that
are used for booting this IBM Network Station.
This parameter lets you Set or Change the following Boot Parameters for an IBM
Network Station:
Ÿ Boot File
Ÿ TFTP Boot Directory (path on the boot server to the Boot File)
When using TFTP (see below on this screen), this is the path name the server
uses to locate and download the operating system.
Ÿ NFS Boot Directory
When using NFS (see below on this screen), this is the path name the server uses
to locate and download the operating system.
Ÿ Configuration File
The configuration file contains the settings that are used by this IBM Network
Station. You can configure these settings by using the Hardware function of Setup
Tasks through the IBM Network Station Manager. See Chapter 6, “Using the IBM
Network Station Manager Program” on page 6-1, for a high-level description of the
Hardware Setup Tasks. The online help of the IBM Network Station Manager provides the details about using the Hardware function of Setup Tasks.
Ÿ Configuration Directory
This is the path name the server uses to locate the configuration file.
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Ÿ Protocol Order
You can use the following protocols (that are located near the bottom of the
screen) to perform the software download to the IBM Network Station. You can
assign an order (first, second, and so on) that the system follows when performing
the software download.
– TFTP Order
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP).
– NFS Order
Network File System (NFS).
– MOP Order
This protocol order is not supported.
– LOCAL Order
This indicates that you have installed, in the IBM Network Station system unit,
a flash card with the operating system on it.
Note: When working with the Set Boot Parameters, and you make a mistake changing
any values and can not remember the default values, blank out any or all values
and reboot. The Set Boot Parameters will be refreshed with the default values.
F7 = Set Monitor Parameters
F2 = Set Monitor Resolution The main use of this function is to select a resolution to
use with the monitor that is attached to this IBM Network Station.
We recommended that you test the resolution (pressing Enter allows you to
test the resolution) before selecting and exiting this screen to ensure the
resolution is supported by this monitor. If the grid size fits your display
screen, and the font resolution is acceptable, the resolution that is selected
will work.
CAUTION:
Setting a resolution that is not supported by your monitor can cause
permanent damage to the monitor.
F3 = Monitor Power Management Disabled The main use of this function is to enable
or disable the power management function of the monitor that is attached
to this IBM Network Station system unit.
CAUTION:
Enabling power management for a monitor that does not support this
feature can cause permanent damage to the monitor.
F8 = Set Language Parameters
F2 = Select Keyboard Language The main use of this function is to select a keyboard
language to use with this IBM Network Station. Selecting a different language will change the mapping of keys. For example, if the current
mapping results in a $ sign being put on the display when the $ sign key is
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pressed, changing the keyboard language may result in a different character being put on the display.
Note: If you change your keyboard language by using the IBM Network
Station Setup Utility, you could have a different keyboard language
than what is specified in the IBM Network Station Manager
program. We recommended that you use the IBM Network Station
Manager program to change keyboard languages.
F3 = Select Startup Language The main use of this function is to select your language
type.
Note: For release 1, English is the only supported language type.
F9 = Verbose Diagnostic Messages (Enabled or Disabled)
The main use of this function is to monitor boot activity from the boot Host. As the files
are loaded, messages are written to a message log or displayed on the monitor. The
default is Verbose disabled. When the boot process is in progress, a series of periods
appears on the monitor.
If Verbose is enabled, all the file loading activity and any error messages are displayed.
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Chapter 9. Managing your IBM Network Stations
This chapter contains information on managing your IBM Network Stations. These tasks
are:
Ÿ Performance management
Ÿ Using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) with your Network Station
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Performance Considerations and Tuning for IBM Network Stations
Several things can affect performance from your IBM Network Stations:
Ÿ How many IBM Network Stations are powered on at the same time
Ÿ TCP/IP and TFTP configuration settings on your AS/400 boot host
– Configuration of the TCP/IP Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) parameter in
the network
– Configuration of TFTP maximum block size
– Selection of the number of TFTP server jobs
Ÿ Configuration of the line description frame size
Ÿ Amount of traffic on your network
Number of IBM Network Stations Powering-on Simultaneously
The more IBM Network Stations that power on at the same (or near same) time
increases the amount of time necessary for all of the requests to be serviced. A
balance between the number of TFTP jobs, the capacity of the communications lines,
and the number of clients that request TFTP services has to be established.
Note: Performance testing indicates that the optimum number of TFTP jobs is 6 per
LAN (local area network) IOP (input-output processor).
Tuning TCP/IP on your AS/400 boot host
Within TCP/IP there are several interfaces and applications that operate more efficiently
if they have specific values assigned to certain parameters.
Ÿ Within TCP/IP interfaces, set the Maximum transmission unit size parameter.
Note: The type of network determines the Maximum transmission unit size parameter. Generally, a larger size improves performance. However, exceeding
the limits of your network can cause the network to stop working. Contact
you network administrator to determine the maximum value for your
network.
Use the Configure TCP (CFGTCP) command. Select option 1 (Work with TCP/IP
Interfaces). Type option 2, Change TCP/IP Interface (CHGTCPIFC), next to the IP
address of the AS/400 the IBM Network Stations are attached to (Boot Host).
Change the Maximum transmission unit size parameter value to *LIND as shown in
the following display:
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IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
à
ð
Change TCP/IP Interface (CHGTCPIFC)
Type choices, press Enter.
Internet address . . . . . . . . > '9.5.29.191' Character value
Line description . . . . . . . .
TRNLINE
Name, \SAME, \LOOPBACK
Subnet mask . . . . . . . . . .
'255.255.255.ð'
Type of service . . . . . . . .
\NORMAL
\SAME, \MINDELAY...
Maximum transmission unit . . .
\LIND
576-16388, \SAME, \LIND
Autostart . . . . . . . . . . .
\YES
\SAME, \YES, \NO
PVC logical channel identifier
\SAME
ðð1-FFF, \SAME, \NONE
+ for more values
X.25 idle circuit timeout . . .
\SAME
1-6ðð, \SAME
X.25 maximum virtual circuits .
\SAME
ð-64, \SAME
X.25 DDN interface . . . . . . .
\SAME
\SAME, \YES, \NO
TRLAN bit sequencing . . . . . .
\MSB
\SAME, \MSB, \LSB
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F24=More keys
F5=Refresh
F12=Cancel
Bottom
F13=How to use this display
á
ñ
Ÿ Within the TFTP application:
Set the Maximum block size parameter value to the largest that is allowed by the
client you are using.
Use the Configure TCP (CFGTCP) command. Select option 20 (Configure TCP/IP
Applications), then select option 3 (Change Trivial FTP Attributes). Specify the
value 8192 as shown in the following display. Also, set the connection response
timeout to 600 to allow for longer delay when many IBM Network Stations try to
connect at the same time:
Chapter 9. Managing your IBM Network Stations
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à
Change TFTP Attributes (CHGTFTPA)
ð
Type choices, press Enter.
Autostart server . . . . . . . .
Number of server jobs:
Minimum . . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum . . . . . . . . . . .
Server inactivity timer . . . .
ASCII single byte CCSID:
Coded character set identifier
Maximum block size . . . . . . .
Connection response timeout . .
Allow file writes . . . . . . .
Alternate source directory . . .
\YES
\YES, \NO, \SAME
1
2
3ð
1-2ð, \SAME, \DFT
1-25ð, \SAME, \DFT
1-144ð, \SAME, \DFT
ðð85ð
8192
6ðð
\CREATE
'\NONE'
1-65532, \SAME, \DFT
512-65464, \SAME, \DFT
1-6ðð, \SAME, \DFT
\DFT, \NONE, \CREATE...
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F24=More keys
F12=Cancel
F5=Refresh
More...
F13=How to use this display
á
ñ
Next, (at the same Change TFTP Attributes (CHGTFTPA) panel) set the Number of
server jobs parameter value to 6. Specify the value as shown in the following
display:
à
Change TFTP Attributes (CHGTFTPA)
ð
Type choices, press Enter.
Autostart server . . . . . . . .
Number of server jobs:
Minimum . . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum . . . . . . . . . . .
Server inactivity timer . . . .
ASCII single byte CCSID:
Coded character set identifier
Maximum block size . . . . . . .
Connection response timeout . .
Allow file writes . . . . . . .
Alternate source directory . . .
\YES
\YES, \NO, \SAME
1
6
3ð
1-2ð, \SAME, \DFT
1-25ð, \SAME, \DFT
1-144ð, \SAME, \DFT
ðð85ð
8192
6ðð
\CREATE
'\NONE'
1-65532, \SAME, \DFT
512-65464, \SAME, \DFT
1-6ðð, \SAME, \DFT
\DFT, \NONE, \CREATE...
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F24=More keys
F12=Cancel
á
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F5=Refresh
More...
F13=How to use this display
ñ
Configuring or Changing Your Line Description
The Token Ring or Ethernet line description has a parameter, Maximum frame size,
that specifies the size of the frame used to transport data. For best performance, this
value should match, or come as close as possible to, the value of the Maximum block
size parameter that you used in the Change TFTP Attributes (CHGTFTPA) command
above (8192).
Note: To allow for additional transmission data in the TCP/IP headers, add 32 bytes to
the block size when you set this parameter (8192 plus 32).
à
Create Line Desc (Token-Ring) (CRTLINTRN)
ð
Type choices, press Enter.
Line description . . . . . .
Resource name . . . . . . .
Vary on wait . . . . . . . .
Maximum controllers . . . .
Network server description:
.
.
.
.
. > Netstation
. > \NWSD
.
\NOWAIT
.
4ð
Port number . . . .
Line speed . . . . . .
Duplex . . . . . . . .
Maximum frame size . .
Local adapter address
Exchange identifier .
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
\NONE
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F24=More keys
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
F5=Refresh
4M
\HALF
8192
\ADPT
\SYSGEN
F12=Cancel
Name
Name, \NWID, \NWSD
\NOWAIT, 15-18ð (1 second)
1-256
Name, \NONE
1-3, \INTERNAL
4M, 16M, \NWI
Character value, \HALF, \FULL
265-16393, 265, 521, 1ð33...
4ððððððððððð-7FFFFFFFFFFF...
ð56ððððð-ð56FFFFF, \SYSGEN
More...
F13=How to use this display
á
ñ
IBM Network Station Initialization
There are four steps in the BOOTP process:
1. Hardware test
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The hardware test ensures that the hardware is operational. For the most part, the
length of this test is determined by the amount of memory in the IBM Network
Station.
2. Login initialization
In this step, the IBM Network Station locates the AS/400 server, loads the kernel
and configuration data, and then displays the Login window.
The AS/400 server is located using BOOTP. After communications is established
using the TFTP function of TCP/IP, the kernel is loaded onto the IBM Network
Station system unit. After the kernel is done loading, the configuration data is
loaded using the Remote File System (RFS).
The time to load the kernel is very dependent on:
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Ÿ TFTP block size
Ÿ TCP/IP maximum transmission unit (MTU) size
Ÿ Communications line description parameter named frame size
The IBM Network Station negotiates the TFTP block size with the AS/400 system.
It can range from 512 to 8192 bytes, with a default of 8192. The IBM Network
Station uses the MTU and frame size that are defined by the AS/400 system.
The AS/400 system default TFTP block size is 1024. Best performance is obtained
with a TFTP block size of 8192 and an MTU/line description frame size of at least
8192. If the MTU or frame size are less than 8192, performance can be enhanced
by configuring the block size greater than the MTU and frame size. However,
some routers or gateways do not support this capability.
The number of TFTP jobs on the AS/400 system is also a performance factor. The
optimal number for a system with a single LAN IOP is about 6. The TFTP jobs are
a pool of jobs to load the kernel. They are used on a first come, first serve basis. If
there are more requests than jobs, the excess requests are ignored (for example,
not queued). If a request is not satisfied, the IBM Network Station will repeat its
request every 10 seconds. In general, there should be 6 TFTP jobs for each LAN
IOP that has attached IBM Network Stations.
AS/400 5250 Applications
The user should see 5250 applications exactly as he does with a nonprogrammable
workstation (NWS) or PC terminals. However, the load on the AS/400 system may be
different. IBM Network Stations use the AS/400 TCP/IP Telnet path. Telnet uses more
CPU time per transaction than an NWS that is running the same 5250 applications.
This may also have an impact on the AS/400 system capacity when using IBM Network
Stations as compared to an NWS. If you are already using Telnet as your 5250 interface to the AS/400 system, migrating to IBM Network Stations will have no additional
impact on CPU capacity.
Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Applets and Applications
Java applets such as clocks, calculators, note pads, and so on will perform well. Other,
more computational intensive applets, will have longer response times. Customers that
move from NWS terminals will get the added function of Java. Customers that move
Java applets and applications from PCs may see reduced response time in larger applications.
Performance Considerations
The IBM Network Station provides an excellent working environment. However, there
are some situations to be aware of:
Ÿ Initialization
– Customers should use BOOTP and not NVRAM
– The time to initialize IBM Network Stations depends on many variables such
as:
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- The size of the AS/400 system
- TFTP block size
- The number of attached IBM Network Stations
- LAN utilization, CPU utilization
– Initialization time varies from one AS/400 model to another. On larger models
the performance constraint is the LAN IOP. On smaller models the performance constraint is CPU and LAN IOP. The model 150 is somewhat of an
exception as it has a new LAN IOP and is faster than the 2619.
– During initialization, CPU utilization can be quite high. This is especially true
on the smaller AS/400 systems. This large CPU utilization will impact other
jobs.
– The network administrator should configure TCP/IP, LAN frame size, and
TFTP block size for best performance.
– There is no performance gain realized by adding a second IOP with the same
network address.
– For systems that have multiple LANs, it is best to configure 6 TFTP jobs for
each LAN. However, since there is no way, at this time, to dedicate a TFTP
job to a particular LAN, initialization may not perform as well as desired.
Ÿ 5250 application performance on the AS/400 system
– Customers migrating from local twinaxial attached NPTs to IBM Network
Stations will probably use more CPU to run the same 5250 applications.
– Customers migrating from LAN attached SNA Client/Access PCs will probably
use more CPU to run the same 5250 applications.
– Customers migrating from LAN-attached TCP/IP Client/Access PCs will use
about the same CPU to run the same 5250 applications.
Ÿ Java Virtual Machine
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|
|
If you are using IBM Network Stations type 8362 or newer, Java applets run as
well as if they were running on a well-equiped (memory and a high megahertz
speed) PC.
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Using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) with your IBM Network
Station
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an industry-standard protocol for
network management. SNMP provides the mechanisms to monitor and control a terminal or network device (IBM Network Station in this case) from an SNMP manager at
a central location. IBM provides SNMP manager support through the Tivoli Management Environment (TME) 10 NetView product.
The IBM Network Station itself contains an SNMP agent as part of the operating
system. It is the ability of the SNMP manager to communicate with the SNMP agent on
the IBM Network Station that provides the link through which information can be
exchanged and device management decisions made. The SNMP agent represents a
Management Information Base (MIB) that contains many different MIB objects or variables which an SNMP manager can read. Figure 9-1 on page 9-9 shows how SNMP
may be used to manage certain aspects of all the terminals (including the IBM Network
Station) in the enterprise.
Note: An SNMP manager can only read MIB objects from the IBM Network Station.
SNMP write is not supported.
TME 10 NetView provides the following functions which can be used to monitor and
manage IBM Network Stations:
Ÿ MIB browser
Ÿ MIB monitor
Ÿ MIB application builder
Ÿ Event desk
Figure 9-1 on page 9-9 provides a view of an example network with the TME 10
NetView product installed on a PC.
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Figure 9-1. IBM Network Station - SNMP Management
Benefits of Using SNMP
Being able to access and view MIB objects provides information valuable to management of your IBM Network Stations.
The following list contains some of the MIB objects with a description of their function:
Ÿ Amount of memory that is installed (ncdSysMemTotal)
This MIB object reports the installed memory in an IBM Network Station.
Ÿ Amount of free memory (ncdSysMemAvail)
This MIB object reports the amount of free memory in an IBM Network Station.
Ÿ CPU idle time (ncdSysIdleTime)
This MIB object reports the amount of time when the CPU is idle (not working).
Ÿ Elapsed time since the device was booted (SysUpTime)
This MIB object reports the date and time the IBM Network Station was last IPLed.
Figure 9-2 on page 9-10 shows MIB objects. This view shows such things as
sysUpTime and Memory allocation.
Chapter 9. Managing your IBM Network Stations
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Figure 9-2. MIB Browser Example
For a complete list of MIB objects you can use, see “Retrieving the SNMP MIB File.”
Retrieving the SNMP MIB File
The SNMP MIB file ships with every IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed
program. This file has to be retrieved and installed on a workstation in your network.
This workstation can be either a PC or AIX workstation.
1. Retrieve the SNMP MIB file from your AS/400 by using FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or other file transfer methods. The SNMP MIB file is:
/QIBM/ProdData/NetworkStation/snmpmib.txt.
2. Use the MIB loader tool, located in NetView on your workstation, to load the SNMP
MIB file on your workstation.
For additional information on SNMP, see the documentation that comes with the TME
10 NetView product.
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Chapter 10. Configuring the HTTP Server
You will need to work with the HTTP server to configure your IBM Network Stations if
you choose not to use the Setup Assistant as described in Chapter 4, “Working With
the Setup Assistant” on page 4-1.
The HTTP server configuration changes are required to enable the serving of HTML
pages to the Network Station Manager program.
From any AS/400 command line, type CFGTCP and press Enter. The following display
appears:
à
CFGTCP
ð
Configure TCP/IP
System:
RCHAS536
Select one of the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1ð.
11.
12.
13.
Work with TCP/IP interfaces
Work with TCP/IP routes
Change TCP/IP attributes
Work with TCP/IP port restrictions
Work with TCP/IP remote system information
Work with TCP/IP host table entries
Merge TCP/IP host table
Change local domain and host names
Change remote name server
2ð. Configure TCP/IP applications
21. Configure related tables
22. Configure point-to-point TCP/IP
Selection or command
===> 2ð
F3=Exit
á
F4=Prompt
F9=Retrieve
F12=Cancel
ñ
Select option 20 Configure TCP/IP applications. The Configure TCP/IP Applications
display appears.
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à
ð
Configure TCP/IP Applications
System:
SYSðð1
Select one of the following:
1. Configure SNMP agent
1ð.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Change FTP attributes
Configure TELNET
Configure SMTP
Change LPD attributes
Configure HTTP
Configure workstation gateway
Change POP attributes
Selection or command
===>
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F9=Retrieve
F12=Cancel
á
ñ
Select option 14 Configure HTTP. The Configure TCP/IP HTTP display appears.
à
ð
Configure TCP/IP HTTP
System:
SYSðð1
Select one of the following:
1. Change HTTP attributes
2. Work with HTTP configuration
Related options:
1ð. Configure workstation gateway
Selection or command
===> 1
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F9=Retrieve
á
F12=Cancel
ñ
Select option 1 Change HTTP Attributes. The Change HTTP Attributes display appears.
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IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
à
Change HTTP Attributes (CHGHTTPA)
ð
Type choices, press Enter.
Autostart . . . . . . . . . .
Number of server jobs:
Minimum . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum . . . . . . . . . .
Coded character set identifier
Server mapping tables:
Outgoing EBCDIC/ASCII table
Library . . . . . . . . .
.
\YES
\YES, \NO, \SAME
.
.
2
5
ðð819
1-2ðð, \SAME, \DFT
1-2ðð, \SAME, \DFT, \NOMAX
1-65533, \SAME, \DFT
.
.
\CCSID
Name, \SAME, \CCSID, \DFT
Name, \LIBL, \CURLIB
Incoming ASCII/EBCDIC table .
Library . . . . . . . . . .
\CCSID
Name, \SAME, \CCSID, \DFT
Name, \LIBL, \CURLIB
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F24=More keys
F5=Refresh
F12=Cancel
Bottom
F13=How to use this display
á
ñ
Make sure the Autostart parameter value is *YES.
Make sure the Number of server jobs parameter values for Minimum is 2 and Maximum
is at least 5. The Maximum value is related to the number of HTTP server jobs running.
The Maximum value can be larger if the number of IBM Network Stations requiring
HTTP service is large. The concept is to make sure the number of available HTTP
server jobs supports the number of users working with the HTTP server.
Press PF12 to return to the Configure TCP/IP HTTP display.
Chapter 10. Configuring the HTTP Server
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à
ð
Configure TCP/IP HTTP
System:
SYSðð1
Select one of the following:
1. Change HTTP attributes
2. Work with HTTP configuration
Related options:
1ð. Configure workstation gateway
Selection or command
===> 2
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F9=Retrieve
á
F12=Cancel
ñ
Select option 2 Work with HTTP configuration. The Work with HTTP Configuration
display appears.
The next two displays provide an example of the changes that need to be made to the
HTTP configuration. The changes are highlighted in bold to identify them. Also, below
the next two displays is a list that contains the text of each change.
Note: The two displays used to represent the required HTTP server changes may not
be exactly like displays you would see on your own AS/400 system.
The changes can be made by placing the cursor in the Opt column across from the
Sequence Number you want to insert information after. Type option 13 (Insert) and
press Enter. Type in the desired changes and press Enter to apply the updates
(changes).
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à
ð
Work with HTTP Configuration
System:
Type options, press Enter.
1=Add
2=Change
3=Copy
Opt
Sequence
Number
4=Remove
5=Display
SYSðð1
13=Insert
Entry
ððð1ð
ððð2ð
ððð3ð
ððð4ð
ððð45
ððð5ð
ððð6ð
ððð7ð
ððð8ð
ððð9ð
ðð1ðð
ðð11ð
ðð12ð
# \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \
>
# HTTP DEFAULT CONFIGURATION
>
# \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \
>
HostName AS4ððð1.CHICAGO.COA.COM
Port
8ð
Enable
GET
Enable
HEAD
Enable
POST
Map /cgi-bin/db2www/\ /QSYS.LIB/QTCP.LIB/DB2WWW.LIB/QSY
>
Exec /QSYS.LIB/QTCP.LIB/DB2WWW.PGM/\
Pass /QSYS.LIB/burgess.LIB/db2macro.FILE/\
Pass /ALW/\ /QSYS.LIB/XZY1495.LIB/HTTPTEST.FILE/\
Pass /BILL/\ /QSYS.LIB/WFOSLER.LIB/P9344X379.FILE/\
>
More...
F3=Exit
F5=Refresh
F6=Print List
F12=Cancel
F17=Top
F18=Bottom
F19=Edit Sequence
á
ñ
à
ð
Work with HTTP Configuration
System:
Type options, press Enter.
1=Add
2=Change
3=Copy
Opt
Sequence
Number
4=Remove
5=Display
SYSðð1
13=Insert
Entry
ðð25ð
ðð26ð
ðð27ð
ðð28ð
ðð29ð
ðð31ð
ðð32ð
ðð33ð
ðð34ð
ðð35ð
ðð36ð
# Pass /QSYS.LIB/htmllib.LIB/\
# Pass /QSYS.LIB/htmllib.LIB\
Pass /burgess/\
Map /QIBM/NetworkStation/Admin /QYTC/QYTCMAIN.PGM
Pass /QIBM/NetworkStation/\ /QIBM/ProdData/HTTP/Protect
>
Exec /QYTC/\ /QSYS.LIB/QYTC.LIB/\
Map /odbc /burgess/odbc.html
Map /netdrv /burgess/netdrv.html
Pass /burgess/odbc.html
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F3=Exit
F5=Refresh
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F12=Cancel
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The following list represents the data that must be entered into the HTTP configuration:
HostName The name of your AS/400 in terms of its TCP/IP identity.
Enable
POST
Chapter 10. Configuring the HTTP Server
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/QIBM/NetworkStation/Admin /QYTC/QYTCMAIN.PGM
Pass
/QIBM/NetworkStation/* /QIBM/ProdData/HTTP/Protect/NetworkStation/*
Exec
/QYTC/* /QSYS.LIB/QYTC.LIB/*
When the changes have been made press Enter. Press F12 twice to return to the Configure TCP/IP Applications display.
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SYSðð1
Select one of the following:
1. Configure SNMP agent
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Change FTP attributes
Configure TELNET
Configure SMTP
Change LPD attributes
Configure HTTP
Configure workstation gateway
Change POP attributes
Selection or command
===>
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F9=Retrieve
F12=Cancel
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Start the HTTP server by using the following command:
STRTCPSVR \HTTP
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Chapter 11. Configuring the BOOTP Server
Note: If your network uses routers or gateways, you need to ensure that they can be
enabled as BOOTP relay agents. Enabling the routers or gateways for BOOTP
allows the BOOTP packets to be sent across the network to other LAN segments.
If you do not have routers that you can configure to be used as BOOTP relay
agents, you could:
Ÿ Use a UNIX system or RS/6000 system that has the necessary code to be
configured to receive limited BOOTP broadcasts. Then, forward those
broadcast requests to the appropriate AS/400 host server.
Ÿ Use an AS/400 server that is located on the same LAN segment as the
IBM Network Stations. This would eliminate any need for routers or intermediate UNIX systems to pass on the broadcast requests of the IBM
Network Stations.
You will need to work with the BOOTP server to:
Ÿ Configure your IBM Network Stations if you choose not to use the Setup Assistant
as described in Chapter 4, “Working With the Setup Assistant” on page 4-1.
Ÿ Add or remove BOOTP entries for each IBM Network Station physically present in
your network.
Ÿ Start the BOOTP server
Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP) provides a dynamic method for associating workstations
with servers and assigning workstation IP addresses and initial program load (IPL)
sources. BOOTP and TFTP together provide support for the IBM Network Station for
AS/400.
BOOTP is a TCP/IP protocol used to allow a media-less workstation (client) to request
a file that contains initial code from a server on the network. The BOOTP server listens
on the well-known BOOTP server port 67. When a client request is received, the server
looks up the IP address defined for the client and returns a reply to the client with the
client's IP address and the name of the load file. The client then initiates a TFTP
request to the server for the load file. The mapping between the client hardware
address and IP address is kept in the BOOTP table. The AS/400 system administrator
maintains the BOOTP table.
Note: You must have *IOSYSCFG special authority to make changes to the BOOTP
server.
Configuring the BOOTP Server
Use the Configure TCP/IP BOOTP (CFGTCPBP) command to configure the BOOTP
server. There are two ways to get to this command prompt:
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Ÿ Enter the Configure TCP/IP BOOTP (CFGTCPBP) command
Ÿ Enter the TCP/IP Applications (CFGTCPAPP) command from the command line
and select option 04 (Change BOOTP attributes)
After you enter the command, you will see the following display:
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Configure TCP/IP BOOTP
System:
SYSNAMð1
Select one of the following:
1. Change BOOTP attributes
2. Work with BOOTP table
Selection or command
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F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F9=Retrieve
F12=Cancel
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Figure 11-1. Configure TCP/IP BOOTP
Two AS/400 commands control the BOOTP server:
Ÿ The Change BOOTP Attributes (CHGBPA) command allows an administrator to set
the attributes that are configurable for the BOOTP server.
Ÿ The Work with BOOTP Table (WRKBPTBL) command allows an administrator to
work with the BOOTP table.
Work with BOOTP Table
Select option 2 (Work with BOOTP table) to display the Work with BOOTP Table
display.
The administrator uses the Work with BOOTP Table display to add, change, remove,
and display an entry in the BOOTP table.
Note: The MAC address of the IBM Network Station system unit is the important piece
of information when working with the BOOTP table. When the client (the IBM
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Network Station) communicates with the server, all communications are determined by the MAC addresses in the BOOTP table.
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Work with BOOTP Table
System:
Type options, press Enter.
1=Add
2=Change
4=Remove
Opt
SYSNAMð1
5=Display
Client
Host
Name
MAC
Address
IP
Address
actð1.ibm.com
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F3=Exit
F12=Cancel
F5=Refresh
F17=Top
F6=Print list
F18=Bottom
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Figure 11-2. Work with BOOTP Table (WRKBPTBL)
Display BOOTP Table Entry
All BOOTP table entries are displayed for the entry that you entered option 5 (Display)
next to on the Work with BOOTP Table display. Figure 11-3 on page 11-4 provides an
example of a displayed BOOTP entry for an IBM Network Station that is named
NS01.xyz.com.
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Display BOOTP Table Entry
System:
Network device:
Client host name
. . :
MAC address . . . .
IP address . . . .
Hardware type . . .
Network routing:
Gateway IP address
Subnet mask . . . .
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Type . . . . . . .
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SYSNAMð1
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Press Enter to continue.
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Figure 11-3. Display BOOTP Table Entry
Change BOOTP Table Entry
The current settings are displayed for the entry that you entered option 2 (Change) next
to on the Work with BOOTP Table display. You can change any of the BOOTP Table
Entry fields on this display. Press F11 to set to the BOOTP Table Default values.
Note: Although the BOOTP table allows host names of up to 256 characters, the IBM
Network Station Manager has a restriction that host names be 240 characters or
less.
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Change BOOTP Table Entry
System:
Network device:
Client host name
. . .
MAC address . . . .
IP address . . . .
Hardware type . . .
Network routing:
Gateway IP address
Subnet mask . . . .
Boot:
Type . . . . . . .
File name . . . . .
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NSð1.xyz.com
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Figure 11-4. Change BOOTP Table Entry
Add BOOTP Table Entry
The Add BOOTP Table Entry appears when you enter option 1 (add) next to a blank
line on the Work with BOOTP Table display.
The administrator uses this display to add an entry to the BOOTP table. Common
fields will contain default values. Press F11 to change the default values.
Note: Although the BOOTP table allows host names of up to 256 characters, the IBM
Network Station Manager has a restriction that host names be 240 characters or
less.
Chapter 11. Configuring the BOOTP Server
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System:
Network device:
Client host name
SYSNAMð1
. . .
MAC address . . . .
IP address . . . .
Hardware type . . .
Network routing:
Gateway IP address
Subnet mask . . . .
Boot:
Type . . . . . . .
File name . . . . .
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File path . . . . . . .
F3=Exit
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F12=Cancel
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Figure 11-5. Add BOOTP Table Entry
Set BOOTP Table Defaults
The Set BOOTP Table Defaults display appears when you press F11 on the Add
BOOTP Table Entry display.
You can change BOOTP table default values for common fields by using this display.
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Set BOOTP Table Defaults
System:
Hardware type . . .
Subnet mask . . . .
Gateway IP address
Boot file name . .
Boot file path
F3=Exit
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Figure 11-6. Set BOOTP Table Defaults
Confirm Remove of BOOTP Table Entry
The Confirm Remove BOOTP Table Entry display is shown when you enter option 4
(Remove) next to the BOOTP table entry on the Work with BOOTP Table display.
Chapter 11. Configuring the BOOTP Server
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Confirm Remove of BOOTP Table Entry
System:
Press Enter to confirm your choices for 4=Remove.
Press F12 to return to change your choices.
Opt
4
Client
Host
Name
NSð1.xyz.com
MAC
Address
ð2.ð1.8C.ð6.34.98
SYSNAMð1
IP
Address
9.13ð.42.1
F12=Cancel
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Figure 11-7. Confirm Remove of BOOTP Table Entry
Starting the BOOTP Server
The BOOTP server needs to be running to support ordinary operations of the IBM
Network Station Manager for AS/400 licensed program.
You can start (and restart) the BOOTP server several ways:
Ÿ Enter the Start TCP/IP Server (STRTCPSVR) command with the SERVER parameter set to *BOOTP:
STRTCPSVR SERVER(\BOOTP)
Ÿ Set AUTOSTART parameter to *YES on the Change BOOTP Attributes (CHGBPA)
command to restart the BOOTP server whenever the Start TCP/IP (STRTCP)
command runs.
CHGBPA AUTOSTART(\YES)
Automatically Starting the BOOTP Server
The AUTOSTART parameter of the CHGBPA command affects the operation of the
STRTCP command; it has no effect on the STRTCPSVR command. The STRTCPSVR
command ignores the AUTOSTART parameter value. If you run the STRTCPSVR
SERVER (*BOOTP) command when the RouteD server is running, you will get a diagnostic message.
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If you use the STRTCPSVR command to restart the BOOTP server when the BOOTP
server is not running, the restart instruction is ignored, and the server is simply started.
Changing BOOTP Attributes
Select option 1 (Change BOOTP attributes) of the Configure TCP/IP BOOTP display (or
simply type CHGBPA) to display the Change BOOTP Attributes display. The Autostart
parameter controls if the BOOTP server is to automatically start when the STRTCP
command starts TCP/IP.
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Change BOOTP Attributes (CHGBPA)
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Type choices, press Enter.
Autostart server . . . . . . . .
\YES
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F24=More keys
F12=Cancel
F5=Refresh
\YES, \NO, \SAME
F13=How to use this display
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Figure 11-8. Change BOOTP Attributes (CHGBPA)
Ending the BOOTP Server
To end the BOOTP server, enter the End TCP/IP Server (ENDTCPSVR) command with
the server attribute set to *BOOTP:
ENDTCPSVR SERVER(\BOOTP)
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Chapter 12. Configuring Printers for use With IBM Network Stations
You must create a printer device description (or change an existing printer device
description) if you did not use Chapter 4, “Working With the Setup Assistant” on
page 4-1 to configure printers.
Each system unit of the IBM Network Stations can have a printer attached to it.
Any AS/400 user in the network can print jobs to the printer once it is attached to the
IBM Network Station system unit, then configured and started.
Printer Configuration Scenarios
Note: Only ASCII printers can be attached to the Network Station system unit.
Printers that are manufactured by many companies can be used. To view a
current list of supported printers you can use the Create Device Printer
(CRTDEVPRT) command. Type the CRTDEVPRT command and prompt (F4).
Scroll to the Manufacturer type and model parameter (MFRTYPMDL) and
prompt (F4). The list is displayed.
There are two scenarios:
Ÿ Configuring a new printer
Ÿ Changing the printer device description of an existing printer
In either case, there are certain parameters that must have specific values to enable
the printer that is attached to the Network Station's system unit.
From an AS/400 command line, type CRTDEVPRT (for a new printer) or CHGDEVPRT
(for an existing printer) and press PF4 (prompt key). These are the CL commands that
allow you to create new or change existing printer device descriptions.
The following parameters must have the values shown. Other parameters can use the
supplied default.
Device type
Choose 3812.
Device class
Choose *LAN.
Device model
Choose 1.
LAN attachment
Choose *IP. This indicates that the printer is using the TCP/IP communications
support.
Port number
For attachment to the Network Station system unit you must choose 6464.
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Activation timer
Choose any value. However, keep in mind that the value specifies the amount of
time (in seconds) to wait for the device to respond to the activation request (a read
or write operation) from the host AS/400 system. If the device does not respond
within this time, it is considered not available, and a message is returned. The
message asks the user if the request should be retried or should the writer be canceled.
Inactivity timer
Choose *ATTACH. This value varies by the value on the physical attachment
(ATTACH parameter), and certain values on the device class (DEVCLS) and application type (APPTYPE) parameters. For DEVCLS(*SNPT) or APPTYPE(*DEVINIT)
support, *ATTACH maps to *NOMAX. For DEVCLS(*LAN), *ATTACH maps to
*SEC15. For =APPTYPE(*NRF) and APPTYPE(*APPINIT) support, *ATTACH
maps to 1 minute.
The IBM Network Station handles only one activation request at a time from the
host. The Inactivity Timer parameter allows sharing of the printer device after the
time that was specified has elapsed if there are no spooled files to print. If the
value *NOMAX is specified for the Inactivity Timer parameter, the host keeps the
connection to printer active until the printer writer ends. *NOMAX effectively prevents sharing of the printer.
Host print transform
Choose *YES. This is required to transform AS/400 5250 EBCIDIC data to ASCII
data.
Manufacturer type and model
Type in the value that reflects the printer to be configured. To determine that value
you can press the Help key to view the list of supported printers.
Remote location name
Specifies either the name or TCP/IP address of the IBM Network Station system
unit that the printer is attached to.
System driver program
Specifies the print driver type to be used for this configuration. For TCP/IP-attached
printers, this value must be *NETSTNDRV.
While working with a new or existing printer device description, the following screens
will appear. To get the most accurate printer device description for printers attached to
IBM Network Stations, you need to supply specific values on certain parameters. Those
specific parameters and their values are:
Note: The following display shows all the parameters when a Create Device
Description (Printer) (CRTDEVPRT) command has been issued:
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Create Device Desc (Printer) (CRTDEVPRT)
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Type choices, press Enter.
Device description
Device class . . .
Device type . . .
Device model . . .
LAN attachment . .
Port number . . .
Online at IPL . .
Font:
Identifier . . .
Point size . . .
Form feed . . . .
Separator drawer .
Separator program
Library . . . .
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3287, 3812, 4ð19, 42ð1...
ð, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1ð, 13, 3ð1...
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F12=Cancel
Bottom
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Create Device Desc (Printer) (CRTDEVPRT)
ð
Type choices, press Enter.
Message queue . . . . . . .
Library . . . . . . . . .
Activation timer . . . . . .
Inactivity timer . . . . . .
Host print transform . . . .
Manufacturer type and model
Paper source 1 . . . . . . .
Paper source 2 . . . . . . .
Envelope source . . . . . .
ASCII code page 899 support
Character identifier:
Graphic character set . .
Code page . . . . . . . .
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Name, QSYSOPR
Name, \LIBL, \CURLIB
1-255ð, \NOMAX
1-3ð, \ATTACH, \NOMAX...
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1-32767, \SYSVAL
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F12=Cancel
\MFRTYPMDL, \LETTER...
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F13=How to use this display
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Chapter 12. Configuring Printers for use With IBM Network Stations
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Type choices, press Enter.
Remote location:
Name or address
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9.5.11.334
Remote network identifier . . .
Workstation customizing object
Library . . . . . . . . . . .
Authority . . . . . . . . . . .
User-defined options . . . . . .
+ for more values
User-defined object:
Object . . . . . . . . . . . .
Library . . . . . . . . . .
Object type . . . . . . . . .
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F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F24=More keys
F12=Cancel
F5=Refresh
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Name,
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\NETATR, \NONE
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Name, \NONE
Name, \LIBL, \CURLIB
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F13=How to use this display
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Data transform program
Library . . . . . .
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Appendix A. Trouble Shooting and Problem Solving
This appendix contains information to help you recover from error situations such as:
Ÿ PANIC mode at an IBM Network Station
Ÿ Problems with monitors
Ÿ Cursor problems
Ÿ Java problems
Ÿ Printer problems
Note: If you are unable to solve your problem using the information in this appendix,
you can request software service for your IBM Network Station. In the United
States telephone 1-800-237-5511
Trouble Shooting
Table A-1 contains potential problem situations, a symptom description, and possible
recovery actions you should try.
Table A-1 (Page 1 of 6). Problem Determination Chart
Problem Description Table
Symptom
What you should do
Monitor Problems
Display image too large to fit on
monitor
IBM Network Station may be set to automatically detect which monitor you
are using. For autodetect to work correctly, you must have the monitor
turned on before you boot the IBM Network Station System unit.
BOOTP Problems
IBM Network Station does not
boot to login screen
Ensure that you are booting from the "Network" setting in the Setup Utility.
Use of NVRAM may result in a timeout condition when downloading boot
files to the IBM Network Station.
BOOTP table can not be read
The BOOTP table will have to be restored from a backup copy.
PTF Problems
PTFs not working
If the PTFs being installed are for the IBM Network Station Manager for
AS/400 product, you may have to reboot the IBM Network Station Manager
system unit. This causes a new software download to the system unit to take
place. The new downloaded software contains the program fixes for the IBM
Network Station system unit.
No Login Window
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Table A-1 (Page 2 of 6). Problem Determination Chart
Problem Description Table
No Login window on monitor User Services window appears
instead
The most likely cause is an incorrect entry for this IBM Network Station in
the BOOTP table. See Chapter 11, “Configuring the BOOTP Server” on
page 11-1 to display the information about this IBM Network Station.
Another possible cause is that the default configuration file on the server has
been corrupted or deleted. The default configuration file, standard.nsm, is
located in the /configs subdirectory of the directory indicated in the hd tag of
the BOOTP table entry. A reinstallation of the IBM Network Station Manager
for AS/400 licensed program may be required.
Java Problems
Java error messages: Can not
find class, out of memory, IO
exception.
See “Problem Analysis when Running Java” on page A-9 for more information about recovery when these messages occur.
Text does not appear or is a different style.
Check the font sizes and styles. They may need to be changed to a different
setting. Not all fonts are available on all JVMs.
Data written to a file does not
appear in the file.
Make sure the Java applet or application closes the file to force all data to
be written to the file.
Applet cannot read Properties or
get a Security Exception while
trying to read the System Properties
Applets may only read properties which are explicitly allowed by the system
configuration. A property can be configured to be accessible by defining a
new property of the form .applet and assigning it a value of true. This may
be done through the Network Station Manager in the AppletViewer configuration section. The default properties which may be read by an applet are:
Ÿ java.vendor
Ÿ java.version
Ÿ java.vendor.url
Ÿ java.class
Ÿ os.name
Ÿ os.version
Ÿ os.arch
Ÿ file.separator
Ÿ path.separator
Ÿ line.separator
If the class sun.applet.AppletViewer is used to view applets, the accessible
property list will differ from above and depend on the property file defined
within the users' home directory.
Cursor does not appear in text
field or Window layout (for
example, button positions)
appears different from the way it
appears when the applet is run
on another platform
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The Java Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) is designed to create a development environment independent of the underlying windowing mechanisms.
These classes utilize the native window calls to do the work, but provide a
uniform interface to programmers. However, Java Abstract Window Toolkit
cannot hide all the differences. Thus appearances may change from one
Java Virtual Machine on one platform to another Java Virtual Machine on a
different platform.
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
Table A-1 (Page 3 of 6). Problem Determination Chart
Problem Description Table
Can not close Java error
message box
Scroll to the end of the error message box and click OK.
Environment Variables - Java Applet Viewer
Environment variable not
replaced
Environment variables cannot be used when working with properties in the
Java Applet Viewer section of the IBM Network Station Manager. The property value does not get replaced with the Environment Variable value. For
example, if you declared name=${IP} in the properties box, you might expect
to get the IP address of workstation user. Instead, you get ${IP}.
Panic Appears on your workstation
P A N I C appears on your
workstation
See “PANIC Mode at an IBM Network Station” on page A-6 for more information on recovering from a PANIC situation.
Cursor Problems
3270 cursor will not reposition
using mouse
To reposition the cursor using the mouse, you must first use the mouse to
position the mouse pointer. Then, press the Shift key and click the left
mouse button. The cursor will move to that position.
Busy cursor (cursor seems busy
trying to perform a task)
The first time you open an application from the workstation menu bar the
cursor stays busy until the application finished loading. Additional requests
for another session of the same application will show the cursor only being
busy for 3 seconds. Depending on network traffic, the application may take
longer than 3 seconds to appear. The application is loading; however, the
cursor will not show busy for over 3 seconds.
Cursor in wrong position within
an application
When you leave one application to go to another application using the
mouse, the cursor may not be at the same position when you return. The
cursor probably repositioned itself to the place where you clicked the mouse
to re-enter the application. You can reposition the cursor using the directional arrow keys.
Printer Problems
Printer not available to other
applications
The AS/400 system will have a lock on the printer if someone started a
printer writer to that printer. To release the printer and make it available, run
the End Printer Writer (ENDPRTWTR) command for that printer on the
AS/400 system.
Color Problems
Colors appear incorrectly in
applications
Color capabilities are fixed at 256 available colors. Some applications will
use as many colors as possible, thus leaving no colors for additional applications. Try to start other applications before starting an application that uses a
large number of colors. Applications that do not use 256 colors may have to
be changed to use 256 color support.
Unwanted keystrokes appearing
in applications
If the screen saver comes on while you are in an application and you press
a key to end the screen saver, that keystroke will appear in your application.
Remove the unwanted keystroke.
Keystrokes
Host Unknown or Unknown Host Message
Appendix A. Trouble Shooting and Problem Solving
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Table A-1 (Page 4 of 6). Problem Determination Chart
Problem Description Table
Host Unknown message
appears on workstation
This message could appear if:
Ÿ a wrong system name or IP address was specified while using the
program or menu functions of Startup Tasks in the IBM Network Station
Manager program
Ÿ a wrong system name or IP address was specified when opening a
3270 or 5250 session
Ÿ TCP/IP name resolution is not occurring while using the program or
menu functions of Startup Tasks in the IBM Network Station Manager
program
You should validate the system name or IP address. Also, you should
access the Hardware Setup Task and specify to use the Update host table
and DNS configuration from server field. Updating this field refreshes your
TCP/IP name resolution information for the IBM Network Station. Therefore,
if new systems were integrated into your network, their IP address or system
names would be known. You must log off and log on for the name information to become available.
Screen Flashes
Screen flashing or crackling
sound
Screen flashes, along with some crackling sounds, can occur when you are
logging out of the workstation. The flashing will not harm any hardware or
applications.
IBM Network Station Manager Program
Changed Hardware workstation
settings not being applied
Some changes require the IBM Network Station to be rebooted before they
take effect. If you have rebooted the IBM Network Station and the changes
are still not applied, use the IBM Setup Utility, Select F5 (Set Network
Parameters) and make sure the IP Addressed from parameter value is
Network. If the IP Addressed from parameter value is NVRAM, the IBM
Network Station will not be able to use BOOTP to determine the name of its
workstation-specific settings file. It is recommended that the IP Addressed
from parameter be set to Network to use BOOTP. See Chapter 8, “Working
with the IBM Network Station Setup Utility” on page 8-1 for more information.
Inactive Navigational buttons in
Help
In Help text, the navigational buttons (Back and Next) will not become active
until you have linked to other topics. Once you have moved, by linking other
topics, you establish a history of that movement. The buttons use this history
to determine if the Back and Next buttons can be used.
Pulldown box will not stay open
to accept Hardware setting
changes.
If you are running a browser in a Windows environment, change the screen
size to something other than 640 X 480.
You can also try resizing your current window and then try to open the
pulldown again.
Try scrolling the window to change the position of the pulldown. This may
give pulldowns that contain many items space to display the pulldown items.
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Table A-1 (Page 5 of 6). Problem Determination Chart
Problem Description Table
Resizing the Netscape window
causes problems
If you resize the Netscape window while the IBM Network Station Manager
program is being loaded into it, Netscape may stop the load and you will not
get a sign-on screen. You will have to close the IBM Network Station
Manager browser window and restart the program; wait until after the logon
screen is displayed before you resize the window.
After signing on, resizing the Netscape window may cause the server name
or name of the user whose defaults you are displaying to disappear. If cache
is set to 0, resizing the window may cause unpredictable results.
Resizing the Netscape window
when using AIX causes loss of
data input on IBM Network
Station Manager program
panels
Do not resize the window after you have entered data. Resizing the window
resets the values.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
windows are displayed behind
the main window
In the IBM Network Station Manager program, if you request help or a list of
users or terminals, a popup window is opened to contain the requested information. Internet Explorer may open the popup window behind the larger
main window from which you made the request. To find the popup, you may
need to move or minimize the larger window.
Changed keyboard setting has
not been applied
Reboot your IBM Network Station in order for the changed keyboard setting
to take effect.
Update of boot monitor has not
been installed.
Reboot your IBM Network Station in order for the updated boot monitor to
take effect.
Changes made to Hardware
settings (other than keyboard
and boot monitor), Startup Programs, Menus or Environment
Variables, Desktop Manager, or
Internet Network settings have
not been applied.
If you changed the Applet Viewer defaults for an individual user they must
log off and log back on for the changes to take effect. If you changed the
system defaults for Applet Viewer, a reboot is required for the changes to
take effect.
Changes made to 5250, 3270,
or IBM Browser have not been
applied.
End your application session and restart a new application session in order
for the changes to take effect.
Changes made to the Applet
Viewer have not been applied.
If you changed the Applet Viewer defaults for an individual user they must
log off and log back on for the changes to take effect. If you changed the
system defaults for Applet Viewer, a reboot is required for the changes to
take effect.
IBM Network Station Manager
program will not start.
This could be because the Retain Server Security Data (QRETSVRSEC)
system value was not set to 1.
To verify, from any AS/400 system command line type: DSPSYSVAL
QRETSVRSEC. The vlaue will be displayed. If the value is not 1, you can
change it using the following command from any AS/400 command line:
CHGSYSVAL SYSVAL(QRETSVRSEC) VALUE('1').
Browser Problems
Appendix A. Trouble Shooting and Problem Solving
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Table A-1 (Page 6 of 6). Problem Determination Chart
Problem Description Table
The IBM Network Station
Browser will not start.
This could be because you deleted the IBM Network Station Manager for
AS/400 licensed program and then reinstalled it.
In deleting the licensed program, some of the files that support the IBM
Network Station Browser were also deleted.
Reinstall the IBM Network Station Browser licensed program.
Error message 404 - file not
found
Verify the spelling and case sensitivity of the URL you used to access the
IBM Network Station Manager program.
If the spelling and case of the URL are correct, you can check the directives
specified in the HTTP server configuration. Directives are statements in the
HTTP server configuration that allow access to the HTTP server. See
Chapter 10, “Configuring the HTTP Server” on page 10-1 for more information.
IBM Setup Assistant Problems
Task 5000 of the IBM Setup
Assistant does not complete
successfully
In task 5000, if you selected to end TCP/IP, it is possible that all of the
server jobs might not have ended before task 5000 starts TCP/IP. If this is
the case you will receive the message that task 5000 did not complete successfully.
You can select task 5000 again, choose not to end TCP/IP, and press Enter
to start the required servers. At this time all of the servers jobs should have
had time to end so that the start is successful.
PANIC Mode at an IBM Network Station
A panic is an irrecoverable error condition that causes the IBM Network Station operating system to stop running.
To recover the IBM Network Station from this condition, power off the IBM Network
Station system unit and then power it back on.
To receive assistance on the cause of the error condition, you must upload the DUMP
file to the AS/400 system. If the file does not exist, TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol)
can create a file. If the file exists, TFTP can replace (write over) the existing file.
To determine the name of the DMP file, add the last 8 digits of the MAC address to the
letters DMP. For example 80964234.DMP.
To send the xxxxxxxx.DMP file to the AS/400 use the following steps:
1. Type CHGTFTPA and press F4. Change the Allow file writes parameter value
to *CREATE. This allows TFTP to write to or replace files on the AS/400.
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à
Change TFTP Attributes (CHGTFTPA)
ð
Type choices, press Enter.
Autostart server . . . . . . . .
Number of server jobs:
Minimum . . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum . . . . . . . . . . .
Server inactivity timer . . . .
ASCII single byte CCSID:
Coded character set identifier
Maximum block size . . . . . . .
Connection response timeout . .
Allow file writes . . . . . . .
Alternate source directory . . .
\NO
\YES, \NO, \SAME
2
6
3ð
1-2ð, \SAME, \DFT
1-25ð, \SAME, \DFT
1-144ð, \SAME, \DFT
ðð819
1ð24
6ð
\CREATE
'\NONE'
1-65532, \SAME, \DFT
512-65464, \SAME, \DFT
1-6ðð, \SAME, \DFT
\DFT, \NONE, \CREATE...
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F24=More keys
F12=Cancel
F5=Refresh
More...
F13=How to use this display
á
ñ
2. To enable the TFTP attributes changes, end the TFTP server and then restart
it.
To end the TFTP server, type ENDTCPSVR and prompt (F4). The following
display appears where you enter TFTP for the Server application value. Press
Enter to complete the command.
à
End TCP/IP Server (ENDTCPSVR)
ð
Type choices, press Enter.
Server application . . . . . . .
+ for more values
TFTP
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F24=More keys
F12=Cancel
F5=Refresh
\ALL, \SNMP, \ROUTED...
Bottom
F13=How to use this display
á
ñ
To start the TFTP server, type STRTCPSVR and prompt (F4).
The following display appears where you enter TFTP for the Server application
value. Press Enter to complete the command.
Appendix A. Trouble Shooting and Problem Solving
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à
Start TCP/IP Server (STRTCPSVR)
ð
Type choices, press Enter.
Server application . . . . . . .
+ for more values
TFTP
F3=Exit
F4=Prompt
F24=More keys
F12=Cancel
F5=Refresh
á
\ALL, \SNMP, \ROUTED...
Bottom
F13=How to use this display
ñ
3. Have the user of the IBM Network Station (or yourself if you are at the monitor)
type the UP command next to the >.
This starts the transfer process of the xxxxxxxx.DMP file to the target directory
on the AS/400 system.
Note: If you experience an error with the transfer process, see “File Transmission and Maximum Transmission Units.”
4. Run the CHGTFTPA command again to change the Allow file writes parameter
value back to *NONE.
Note: It is important that you reset the value to *NONE to prevent unauthorized file transfers to the AS/400 system when using TFTP.
5. Repeat step 2 on page A-7 to end and then start the TFTP server again.
6. After the upload is complete, have the user of the monitor type ST next to the
>. This displays the current registers. Have the user communicate these results
to you for use in determining the cause of the PANIC.
File Transmission and Maximum Transmission Units
The Token Ring Network Station ships with a Token Ring Maximum Transmission Unit
(MTU) of 1492 bytes. This value is used to determine the size of an MTU, or frame of
data, when the IBM Network Station is sending data to a host. This value should work
well for most network configurations. You should make sure that this value does not
exceed the value of the MAXFRAME parameter on your AS/400 Token Ring line
description.
Note: Even if the MAXFRAME parameter is set to an acceptable value, other components in your network such as routers and bridges may support (or be configured to support) a smaller MTU value.
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The MTU value set in the IBM Network Station should not exceed the MTU
(MAXFRAME) value of the AS/400 system or any network component which is part of
the communications path between the IBM Network Station and the AS/400 system.
The current maximum values for the MAXFRAME parameter on the Token Ring line
description are 4060 for 4 Mbit Token Ring and 16393 for 16 Mbit Token-Ring. In future
releases, these maximum values may change. Consult your AS/400 system documentation for details. You can set the value of the Token Ring MTU on the IBM Network
Station. At the Boot Monitor command entry prompt (">"):
1. Reboot your IBM Network Station.
2. When you see the message NS0500 Search for host system, or while the status
bar is displayed showing the progress of loading the IBM Network Station kernel,
press the Escape key.
3. Press the Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F1 key combination.
4. Enter "TM xxxxx", where xxxxx is the new MTU value (in bytes).
5. Reboot your IBM Network Station.
Problem Analysis when Running Java
If the Java applet or application does not start, examine the messages that are displayed in the User Services' console. These should give an indication of any problems
that are found by the JVM in running the program. In addition, you can determine
whether the JVM is loaded by noting a change in the amount of memory currently being
used as found in User Services' Statistics. See Chapter 7, “Working with User
Services” on page 7-1 for more information.
Examples of some Java error messages follow:
Can not find class or class not found
The JVM cannot find the class file requested by the Java applet or application. If
the error is returned while running a Java application, inspect the class path that is
specified in the IBM Network Station Manager Startup programs or menus. Confirm
that the directories which include class files that are associated with the program
are contained within the class path and that they have the correct format. Also,
ensure that the name in the Application (Class) Name field does not contain the
.class file name extension.
If the classes are provided in a zip file, the fully qualified zip file name must explicitly appear within the class path. In addition, due to differences in file systems, the
classes may not be found since they are referred to in a case-sensitive manner. It
may be possible to rename the class to the name that is indicated in the console
messages.
For an applet, the codebase portion of the applet tag within the HTML file lists the
locations where classes are found.
Also, check the file access permissions on the directories and files to make sure
that users are allowed to read the files.
Appendix A. Trouble Shooting and Problem Solving
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Out of memory
The IBM Network Station system unit may not have enough memory to run the
application or applet. Possible causes include:
Ÿ Other applications are using memory, and not enough memory is left for the
Java application or applet to run.
Ÿ The stack size and heap size parameters need to be adjusted. The stack and
heap sizes can be set using the IBM Network Station Manager. For applications, the parameters are set in the Startup Tasks (programs or menus)
section. For an applet, the parameters are set in the Network Tasks (Applet
Viewer section).
IO exception while reading: (a remote server name)
An HTTP address rather than an AS/400 file system location was passed to the
applet viewer. AppletViewer is essentially a browser that needs to have a defined
proxy server and port before it can load HTTP files. To do this, you need to set the
HTTP proxy or Socks Host parameter by using the IBM Network Station Manager
program. Select the Internet Setup Task and then the Network section.
If you are loading the applet from your host AS/400, you do not need to use an
HTTP address. Instead, you can simply fill in the local path and HTML file name.
IO exception while reading: (a file name)
Ensure that you specified a valid HTML file name as the startup programs or
menus URL name in the IBM Network Station Manager program. Also, ensure that
the file is readable by the user.
Launcher Shutdown Monitor
If your applet does not start and the next message in the console is Launcher
Shutdown Monitor, ensure that you specified a valid HTML file name as the startup
programs or menus URL name in the IBM Network Station Manager program. Also
ensure that the file is readable by the user.
Unusable class name: (name)
Check the name in the field Application (Class) Name field in the startup programs
or menus section in the IBM Network Station Manager program. Do not include a
path or the .class file name extension in this field.
Other
If you do not see any messages in the User Services Console window that explain
your problem, set Verbose messages on using the IBM Network Station Manager
program. For applications, Verbose messages can be set in the Startup Tasks
(programs or menus) section. For an applet, Verbose messages can be set in the
Network Tasks (Applet Viewer section). Additional messages will now be displayed
when your application or applet is run.
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Appendix B. National Language Support
Only selected AS/400 national languages are supported at this time. The following list
contains the software feature number and the language.
2922
2923
2924
2925
2926
2928
2929
2931
2932
2933
2937
2939
294ð
2942
2958
2963
2966
298ð
2981
2996
Portuguese
Dutch
U.S. English
Finnish
Danish
French
German
Spanish
Italian
Norwegian
Swedish
German MNCS (multinational character set)
French MNCS
Italian MNCS
Icelandic
Belgian Dutch
Belgian French
Brazilian Portuguese
Canadian French
Portuguese MNCS
Notes:
1. IBM Network Station NLV support is ASCII code page 819 (ISO equivalent of code
page 850).
2. Code Page 819 supports all languages supported by the 5250 emulator of the IBM
Network Station by using the configured language that is supplied by IBM Network
Station Manager (or its equivalent function).
3. Software will be NLV-enabled, not translated (U.S. English MRI only)
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Appendix C. IBM Network Station Manager Program Shipped
Default Settings
The following table contains all the IBM Network Station Manager Program shipped
default settings. The settings are presented in the same order that is found in the Setup
Tasks frame when you open the IBM Network Station Manager program.
Table C-1. IBM Network Station Hardware Default Settings
Hardware Default Settings
Item:
Default Value:
Mouse settings:
Ÿ Mouse button configuration
Ÿ Right-handed
Ÿ Mouse pointer speed
Ÿ Medium
Keyboard settings:
Ÿ Keyboard Repeat rate
Ÿ Medium
Ÿ Keyboard Repeat delay
Ÿ Medium delay
Ÿ Keyboard mapping language
Ÿ Default from terminal
Monitor settings:
Ÿ Minutes before screen saver turns on
Ÿ 10
Ÿ Screen saver
Ÿ IBM bitmap
Ÿ Minutes before monitor standby
Ÿ 20
Ÿ Minutes before monitor suspend
Ÿ 40
Ÿ Minutes before monitor power down
Ÿ 60
Ÿ Desktop background
Ÿ IBM bitmap
Miscellaneous settings:
Ÿ Parallel printer port
Ÿ On
Ÿ Allocate memory to speed window refresh
Ÿ No
Ÿ Update boot monitor from the hardware settings
file
Ÿ No update
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Table C-2. IBM Network Station Desktop Manager Default Settings
Desktop Manager Default Settings
Item:
Default Value:
Screen colors:
Ÿ Background color for window frame in focus
Ÿ Mint green
Ÿ Background color for window frame not in focus
Ÿ Gray
Ÿ Foreground color for window frame not in focus
Ÿ Black
Icon preferences:
Ÿ Icons placed
Ÿ on desktop
Ÿ Icon location
Ÿ bottom left
Fonts:
Ÿ Font size for icons and menus
Window focus
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Ÿ 12
Windows become active by
clicking on the window
Table C-3. 5250 Default Settings
5250 Default Settings
Item:
Default Value:
Key remapping capability
Disabled
Default keyboard file for:
Ÿ PC Keyboard (101 keys)
Ÿ None
Ÿ PC Keyboard (102 keys)
Ÿ None
Ÿ 5250 Keyboard (122 keys)
Ÿ None
Color Settings:
Ÿ Color customization capability
Ÿ Basic
Ÿ Default color scheme
Ÿ None
Ÿ Additional color schemes to make available
Ÿ None
Record/Playback Settings:
Ÿ Record/Playback capability
Ÿ Enabled
Ÿ Playback sequences to make available
Ÿ None
Miscellaneous Settings:
Ÿ Allow use of the command menu
Ÿ Yes
Ÿ Show new session window
Ÿ Yes
Ÿ Allow use of the print menu
Ÿ Yes
Ÿ Screen size
Ÿ 27 rows, 132 columns
Ÿ Image/Fax display
Ÿ Disabled
Ÿ Column separators
Ÿ Disabled
Ÿ Allow use of the pop-up keypad
Ÿ No
Ÿ Allow use of the control menu
Ÿ Yes
Ÿ Allow use of the edit menu
Ÿ Yes
Appendix C. IBM Network Station Manager Program Shipped Default Settings
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Table C-4. 3270 Default Settings
3270 Default Settings
Item:
Default Value:
Key remapping capability
Disabled
Default keyboard file for:
Ÿ PC Keyboard (101 keys)
Ÿ None
Ÿ PC Keyboard (102 keys)
Ÿ None
Color Settings:
Ÿ Color customization capability
Ÿ Basic
Ÿ Default color scheme
Ÿ None
Ÿ Additional color schemes to make available
Ÿ None
Miscellaneous Settings:
Ÿ Screen size
Ÿ 32 rows, 80 columns
Ÿ Allow use of keypad
Ÿ No
Ÿ Allow use of graphics
Ÿ No
Ÿ Key for Enter function
Ÿ Control key
Ÿ Use Auto Action
Ÿ No
Ÿ Telnet 3270 port to connect to
Ÿ 23
Table C-5. Internet Network Default Settings
Internet Network Default Settings
C-4
Item:
Default Value:
Web server port on the boot host
80
Applet launcher port
5555
IBM Network Station browser version
Non-encrypted
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
Table C-6. IBM Network Station Browser Defaults
IBM Network Station Browser Defaults
Item:
Default Value:
Allow user to override settings
No
Security Settings:
Ÿ Enable JavaScript
Ÿ Yes
Ÿ Enable Java Applets
Ÿ Yes
Network Settings:
Ÿ Disk cache
Ÿ 0 KB
Ÿ TCP/IP maximum connections
Ÿ 5
Print headers and footers:
Ÿ Left header
Ÿ &w
Ÿ Right header
Ÿ &p
Ÿ Left footer
Ÿ &D
Ÿ Right footer
Ÿ &t
Print margins:
Ÿ Top margin
Ÿ .5 inches
Ÿ Bottom margin
Ÿ .5 inches
Ÿ Left margin
Ÿ .5 inches
Ÿ Right margin
Ÿ .5 inches
Ÿ Paper size
Ÿ Letter
Miscellaneous:
Ÿ Auto load images
Ÿ Yes
Ÿ Show toolbar
Ÿ Yes
Table C-7. Navio NC Navigator Browser Defaults
Navio NC Navigator Browser Defaults
Item:
Default Value:
Security Settings:
Ÿ Enable JavaScript
Ÿ Yes
Ÿ Enable Java Applets
Ÿ No
Ÿ Enable SSL 2
Ÿ Yes
Ÿ Enable SSL 3
Ÿ Yes
Network Settings:
Ÿ Maximum memory cache
Ÿ 1024 KB
Ÿ Maximum TCP/IP connections
Ÿ 4
Ÿ Network buffer size
Ÿ 32 KB
Appendix C. IBM Network Station Manager Program Shipped Default Settings
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Table C-8. Java Applet Viewer Settings
Java Applet Viewer Settings
Item:
Default Value:
Verbose mode
off
Verify classes
remote only
Maximum heap size
3 MB
JAVA stack size
256 KB
Native code stack size
32 KB
Garbage collection:
Ÿ Verbose
Ÿ off
Ÿ Only when needed
Ÿ off (garbage collection runs as
an asynchronous thread in
parallel with other threads)
NOTE: The Java Applet Viewer setting defaults are also the defaults for the Java Applications
found on the Startup Programs and Menus screens.
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Appendix D. IBM Network Station Manager Program Shipped
Environment Variables
The following are environment variables whose values cannot be altered. These values
are set when a user logs onto the IBM Network Station.
PATH
/QIBM/ProdData/NetworkStation/mods
HOME
/QIBM/UserData/NetworkStation/(user profile)
Note: (User profile) is the identity of the person that is signed onto the IBM
Network Station.
DISPLAY
:0.0
HOSTNAME
Name of the IBM Network Station terminal
BOOTHOST
The AS/400 from which the IBM Network Station was booted
BOOTPATH
/QIBM/ProdData/NetworkStation/mods
USER
User ID of the person logged onto the IBM Network Station
PASSWORD
Password of the person logged onto the IBM Network Station
NSM_ADMIN_SYSDEFAULTS
/QIBM/UserData/NetworkStation/SysDefaults
NSM_PROD_SYSDEFAULTS
/QIBM/ProdData/NetworkStation/SysDefaults
NSM_USER_PREFS
/QIBM/UserData/NetworkStation/(user profile)
Note: (User profile) is the identity of the person that is signed onto the IBM
Network Station.
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Index
Numerics
3270
cursor problems A-3
default settings C-4
problem determination
3270 application
working with 5-6
5250
default settings C-3
5250 application
working with 5-2
A-3
C
A
Applets 5-26
performance 9-6
problem determination
BOOTP server (continued)
starting 11-8
work with table 11-2
browser
IBM Browser 5-10
Navio NC Navigator 5-15
problem determination A-5
A-2, A-9
B
Boot file name 2-13
Boot file path 2-13
Boot parameters
changing 8-4
displaying 8-2
setting 8-4
Boot type 2-13
BOOTP 1-3
problem determination A-1
BOOTP relay agents 2-5
BOOTP server
add BOOTP table entry 11-5
automatic starting 11-8
change attributes 11-9
change BOOTP table entry 11-4
command
CFGTCPBP (Configure TCP/IP BOOTP) 11-1
CHGBPA (Change BOOTP Attributes) 11-9
WRKBPTBL (Work with BOOTP Table) 11-2
configuring 11-1
confirm Remove of BOOTP table entry 11-7
display BOOTP table entry 11-3
ending 11-9
introduction 11-1
set BOOTP table defaults 11-6
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CFGTCPBP (Configure TCP/IP BOOTP)
command 11-1
Change BOOTP Attributes (CHGBPA) command 11-9
CHGBA (Change BOOTP Attributes) command 11-9
Color
problem determination A-3
Configure TCP/IP BOOTP (CFGTCPBP)
command 11-1
Configuring printers for use with IBM Network Stations
using 12-1
Configuring the HTTP server 9-10
D
Default settings C-1
Desktop manager
default settings C-2
Domain name 2-11, 2-14
obtaining 2-5
E
emulator
3270 5-6
5250 5-2
Environment variables C-6
problem determination A-3
H
Hardware 1-2
Hardware configuration
displaying 8-3
Hardware default settings C-1
Hardware type
of IBM Network Station 2-14
X-1
Hide Menu button 5-2
Host name 2-11, 2-14
HTTP
adding server directives
HTTP server
configuring 9-10
4-10
I
IBM Browser
default settings C-5
planning 2-6
problem determination A-5
working with 5-10
IBM Network parameters
setting 8-3
IBM Network Station
hardware 1-2
logging on 5-1
performance considerations 9-2
planning 1-5
IBM Network Station Manager
default settings C-1
environment variables C-6
introduction 1-1
problem determination A-4
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
installing 3-5
IBM Network Station Manager program 6-1
overview 6-2
starting 6-9
working with defaults 6-5
IBM Network Station roadmap 1-4
IBM Network Station Setup Utility
accessing 8-1
working with 8-1
IBM Setup Assistant
problem determination A-6
installing
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 3-5
introduction 3-1
methods
CD 3-1
tape 3-1
web site 3-1
PTFs
for OS/400 3-2
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400 3-6
Internet network
default settings C-4
X-2
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
IP address
for AS/400 2-11
of IBM Network Station 2-14
of LAN 2-12
of next hop 2-11, 2-13
of remote LAN (from AS/400 side) 2-13
of remote LAN (from client side) 2-13
of remote name server 2-11
what is 2-9
IP addresses
obtaining 2-5
IP Router 2-12
J
Java
performance 9-6
problem determination
Java Applet Viewer
default settings C-5
Java VM 5-26
A-2, A-9
L
Language parameters
setting 8-5
Licensed Program Product numbers
Line description
configuring 9-5
Lines
creating 2-12
IP address of 2-12
Local domain name 2-11
Local host name 2-11
Lock Screen button 5-2
Login
to IBM Network Station 5-1
LPP numbers 2-6
M
MAC address 2-14
obtaining 2-1
Maximum Transmission Unit size
setting 9-2
Memory problems A-10
Memory requirements
for downloaded software 2-9
Menu bar buttons
Hide or Show 5-2
2-6
Menu bar buttons (continued)
Lock Screen 5-2
Move to Bottom 5-2
Move to Top 5-2
Monitor
problem determination A-1
Monitor parameters
setting 8-5
Move to Bottom button 5-2
Move to Top button 5-2
Performance considerations (continued)
NVRAM 9-6
TFTP block size 9-6
Planning for the IBM Network Station 1-5
Printer
gathering information for 2-14
problem determination A-3
Printers
configuring 12-1
Problem determination A-1
Program Temporary Fixes
planning 2-5
PTF
installation
IBM Network Station Manager for AS/400
PTFs
applying
for OS/400 3-2
display missing PTFs 4-4
planning 2-5
problem determination A-1
N
National Language Support A-10
Navio NC Navigator (browser)
working with 5-15
Navio NC Navigator Browser
default settings C-5
Network parameters
changing 8-3
displaying 8-2
Network Station Manager program
examples
3270 settings 6-21
5250 settings 6-20
Desktop settings 6-19
Hardware settings 6-14
Internet settings 6-22
Menu Bar settings 6-15
setting up a Windows NT session
setting up an AIX session 6-24
Startup settings - 5250 6-18
Next hop IP address 2-11
Notices vii
NVRAM
problem determination A-1, A-4
O
operating modes
BOOTP server 11-1
OS/400 Host Servers
installing 4-4
Out of memory errors A-10
P
PANIC mode A-3, A-6
Performance considerations
BOOTP 9-6
3-6
R
Remote LAN 2-12
Remote name server IP address
Resolution
setting 8-5
6-26
2-11
S
Security authorities
displaying 2-7
Setup Assistant 4-1
planning 2-1
problem determination A-6
STRNSSA 4-1
Show Menu button 5-2
SNMP 9-8
STRNSSA 4-1
Subnet mask
of LAN 2-12
of remote LAN (from AS/400 side) 2-13
of remote LAN (from client side) 2-13
what is 2-9
T
9-2
TCP/IP
tuning on AS/400 boot host
9-2
Index
X-3
TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities/400
installing 4-4
TCP/IP for IBM Network Stations
configuring 4-4
TCP/IP LP
verifying LP is installed 2-7
TCP/IP network
planning 2-2
TFTP 1-3
changing attributes A-6
Troubleshooting A-1
U
User services
accessing 7-1
console 7-1
statistics 7-4
utilities 7-3
windowmgr 7-2
working with 7-1
W
Windows NT session
setting up using the IBM Network Station Manager
program 6-26
Work with BOOTP Table (WRKBPTBL) command 11-2
WRKBPTBL (Work with BOOTP Table) command 11-2
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