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Can a PC be connected to the AS/400?

We have around 400 PC connected to 4 Win2K server in our office. In other way, we also have 1 AS/400 server. I wonder, can I connect our PC computers to our AS/400 server?

Connect is a wide term, but the answer to your question is a big yes.

Using plain IP you can:

Transfer file to and from AS/400 by FTP send remote commands from the PC's to the AS/400 Telnet from the pc to the AS/400 and get sign-on screen Share printers with the AS/400 Publish AS/400 directories in network neighborhood.

By using the Client Access product you can also:

Connect to the AS/400 by using ODBC driver
Connect to resources on the AS/400 using OLE DB
Manage the AS/400 using operation navigator.

Many more examples are available (you will need of course to be physically connected for example on an Ethernet network).

This was last published in April 2001

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