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Tuesday, April 25 • 8:00am - 9:00am
137: IBM i Networking and Servers Overview

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The IBM i OS network communications has changed a lot since the AS/400 primarily communicated to workstations and printers using Twinax and to other computer systems using specialized communications lines. In some ways things are more complex because our IBM i OS systems communicate to a lot of other devices in many different ways, but in other ways things are simpler today because nearly all network communications are built on top of the foundation of Ethernet and TCP/IP.

This session will take a look at these foundation Ethernet and TCP/IP and how they are built up within the IBM i OS. We will look at your communications adapters, Line Descriptions, and IP addresses, subnets, routes and more including the commands and interfaces used to manage these.

We will also look at some of the most commonly used networking servers like Telnet and FTP and cover their basics of configuration, management and even troubleshooting.

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Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2023 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Governors Square 10
  • Session Level Intermediate
  • Award GOLD
  • Audience IBM i OS users to Administrators looking for a better basic understanding of networking on the IBM i OS.