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Overriding the timeout interval on specific terminals

If you've set your AS/400 job time-out interval to a short period for security purposes, but find it's too short for specific terminals, you need to write a program or get vendor software to do this for you says expert, Carol Woodbury.

We have our iSeries interactive job time-out interval set low for security purposes. However, the interval is too low for our shop floor data collection terminals. How can we override the time-out interval on a terminal by terminal basis?
To override, or make the time-out different for different terminals, you'll have to write a program that monitors the message queue specified in the QINACTMSGQ system value and take the appropriate action based on the job that sent the message. If you don't want to write this yourself, there are vendor solutions that provide this function.
This was last published in May 2008

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