To have an automatic time-out that various by user or groups of users you have two choices: write a program that interrogates and acts upon the messages sent to the message queue specified in the QINACTMSGQ system value or purchase a third-party package. Third-party packages come in two flavors –- one, like the Inactivity Monitor from Halcyon Software provides customizable device time-out. The other –- like ScreenSafer/400 –- puts up a "screen saver" for the 5250-device session that requires the user to sign back in before getting back to their session.
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This was first published in June 2004