Need to configure AS/400's network attributes?

Simply use the CHGNETA command.

BUT! The CHGNETA command doesn't show any of the current values. You have to either open a second session and use the DSPNETA command, or get a printout of the values shown by it.

Here is a prompt override program (POP) for the CHGNETA command. Simply compile the source CLP to an accessible library, such as QUSRSYS and give this command:


The next time you use CHGNETA, it will replace the *SAME shown previously with the current values.

Note: For back-level compatibility, parameters for the new versions of OS/400 are not filled, but you can easily modify the source to include them.

/*  Program Name: CHGNETAPOP  Network Attributes prompt override pgm */
/*  Source Name : QGPL/QCLSRC(CHGNETAPOP)                            */
/*  Used By     : QSYS/CHGNETA  *CMD                                 */
/*  Requires    : Nothing                                            */
/*  Written By  : Syed Hussain Akbar                                 */
/*  Organisation: Systems (Pvt) Ltd                                  */
/*  Date Written: May 18th, 1995                                     */
/*  OS Version  : V2 Release 3                                       */
/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */
/*  Description :                                                    */
/*                This is the prompt override program which fills    */
/*                the parameters of the CHGNETA command.             */
/*                                                                   */
             PGM        PARM(&CMDNAME &RETCMD)
             DCL        VAR(&CMDNAME)    TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(20)
             DCL        VAR(&RETCMD)     TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(5700)

             DCL        VAR(&RETLEN)     TYPE(*DEC)  LEN(5 0)
             DCL        VAR(&CRETLEN)    TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
             DCL        VAR(&INUM)       TYPE(*DEC)  LEN(2)
             DCL        VAR(&ISTART)     TYPE(*DEC)  LEN(2)

             DCL        VAR(&SYSNAME)    TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8)
             DCL        VAR(&LCLNETID)   TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8)
             DCL        VAR(&LCLCPNAME)  TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8)
             DCL        VAR(&LCLLOCNAME) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8)
             DCL        VAR(&DFTMODE)    TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8)
             DCL        VAR(&NODETYPE)   TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8)
             DCL        VAR(&DTACPR)     TYPE(*DEC)  LEN(10 0)
             DCL        VAR(&CDTACPR)    TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&DTACPRINM)  TYPE(*DEC)  LEN(10 0)
             DCL        VAR(&CDTACPRINM) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&MAXINTSSN)  TYPE(*DEC)  LEN(5 0)
             DCL        VAR(&CMAXINTSSN) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(5)
             DCL        VAR(&RAR)        TYPE(*DEC)  LEN(5 0)
             DCL        VAR(&CRAR)       TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(5)
             DCL        VAR(&NETSERVER)  TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(85)
             DCL        VAR(&ALRSTS)     TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&ALRPRIFP)   TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&ALRDFTFP)   TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&ALRLOGSTS)  TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(7)
             DCL        VAR(&ALRBCKFP)   TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(16)
             DCL        VAR(&ALRRQSFP)   TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(16)
             DCL        VAR(&ALRCTLD)    TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&ALRHLDCNT)  TYPE(*DEC)  LEN(5 0)
             DCL        VAR(&CALRHLDCNT) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(5)
             DCL        VAR(&ALRFTR)     TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&ALRFTRLIB)  TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&MSGQ)       TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&MSGQLIB)    TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&OUTQ)       TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&OUTQLIB)    TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&JOBACN)     TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&MAXHOP)     TYPE(*DEC)  LEN(5 0)
             DCL        VAR(&CMAXHOP)    TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(5)
             DCL        VAR(&DDMACC)     TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&DDMACCLIB)  TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&PCSACC)     TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&PCSACCLIB)  TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&DFTNETTYPE) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&DFTCNNLST)  TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)

/* Retrieve current parameters */

                          LCLCPNAME(&LCLCPNAME) +
                          LCLLOCNAME(&LCLLOCNAME) DFTMODE(&DFTMODE) +
                          NODETYPE(&NODETYPE) DTACPR(&DTACPR) +
                          DTACPRINM(&DTACPRINM) +
                          MAXINTSSN(&MAXINTSSN) RAR(&RAR) +
                          NETSERVER(&NETSERVER) ALRSTS(&ALRSTS) +
                          ALRPRIFP(&ALRPRIFP) ALRDFTFP(&ALRDFTFP) +
                          ALRLOGSTS(&ALRLOGSTS) ALRBCKFP(&ALRBCKFP) +
                          ALRRQSFP(&ALRRQSFP) ALRCTLD(&ALRCTLD) +
                          ALRHLDCNT(&ALRHLDCNT) ALRFTR(&ALRFTR) +
                          ALRFTRLIB(&ALRFTRLIB) MSGQ(&MSGQ) +
                          MSGQLIB(&MSGQLIB) OUTQ(&OUTQ) +
                          OUTQLIB(&OUTQLIB) JOBACN(&JOBACN) +
                          MAXHOP(&MAXHOP) DDMACC(&DDMACC) +
                          DDMACCLIB(&DDMACCLIB) PCSACC(&PCSACC) +
                          PCSACCLIB(&PCSACCLIB) +

 /* Convert the numeric variables to string to allow concatenation */
/* Also substitute the special values. */
             CHGVAR     VAR(&CDTACPR)    VALUE(&DTACPR)
             IF         COND(&DTACPR *EQ 0) THEN(CHGVAR +
                          VAR(&CDTACPR) VALUE(*NONE))
             IF         COND(&DTACPR *EQ -1) THEN(CHGVAR +
                          VAR(&CDTACPR) VALUE(*REQUEST))
             IF         COND(&DTACPR *EQ -2) THEN(CHGVAR +
                          VAR(&CDTACPR) VALUE(*ALLOW))
             IF         COND(&DTACPR *EQ -3) THEN(CHGVAR +
                          VAR(&CDTACPR) VALUE(*REQUIRE))
             IF         COND(&DTACPRINM *EQ 0) THEN(CHGVAR +
                          VAR(&CDTACPRINM) VALUE(*NONE))
             IF         COND(&DTACPRINM *EQ -1) THEN(CHGVAR +
                          VAR(&CDTACPRINM) VALUE(*REQUEST))
             CHGVAR     VAR(&CRAR)       VALUE(&RAR)
             CHGVAR     VAR(&CMAXHOP)    VALUE(&MAXHOP)

             CHGVAR     VAR(&RETCMD) VALUE('? '? '? '? '? '? '? '? '? '? '? +
                          %SST(&NETSERVER &ISTART 8) |< ')')
             CHGVAR     VAR(&INUM) VALUE(&INUM + 1)
             IF         COND(&INUM *LT 6) THEN(GOTO CMDLBL(NET1))
             CHGVAR     VAR(&RETCMD) VALUE(&RETCMD |< ')')

             CHGVAR     VAR(&RETCMD) VALUE(&RETCMD |> '? '? '? '? '? %SST(&ALRBCKFP +
                          9 8) |< ')')
                          9 8) |< ')')
             CHGVAR     VAR(&RETCMD) VALUE(&RETCMD |> '? '? '? '? '? '? '? '? '? +
                          '? '? 



This was first published in May 2001

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