Q

The AS/400 as a file server in a network of PCs

How can I use the AS/400 as a file server in a network of PCs (instead of using NT server for file and print s...

erving)?

You can use your AS/400 as a file and print server by using the AS/400 NetServer feature.

AS/400 NetServer is integrated in OS/400 starting with V4R2. AS/400 NetServer supports the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol through the use of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on AS/400. This communication allows clients to access directories in the AS/400 Integrated File System and output queues Without any additional client software.

More details can be found at the AS/400 NetServer Home Page.

I would recommend the use of the AS/400 NetServer for file sharing only on small networks (up to 100 clients).


This was last published in March 2001

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchEnterpriseLinux

SearchDataCenter

Close