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Feb 18 2016

SSH, Default Shell and Command History on AS400

Published by under AS400,SSH

QSHELL and PASE on IBM i are nice tools but remain quite limited with the fixed size 5250 window with no scroll bars. Let’s see how to make it better with a secure SSH connection and a few tricks.  Launch SSH Daemon Considering SSH is installed on your AS400 ie 5733SC1 (OpenSSH, OpenSSL, zlib) in […]

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Sep 27 2015

Language Version Mismatch Upgrading IBM Client Access

Published by under AS400

IBM i Client Access – also called Client Access for iSeries – is Windows traditional heavy client to connect to AS400 platforms. While upgrading Client Access, I get a language version mismatch error some time to time.  The primary language version Mri2924 that is currently installed does not match the language version MRI2924 to which […]

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Sep 13 2015

Apache Reverse Proxy 503 Permission Denied

Published by under Apache,Linux

Apache configured as a reverse proxy forwards requests to a web backend. But your browser throws an enigmatic 503 error: “Service temporarily unavailable”. The first thing I do is looking at the http logs in /var/log/httpd/ssl_error_log, where I am getting some permission issue:(13)Permission denied: proxy: HTTP: attempt to connect to (*) failed You may […]

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Sep 06 2015

Delete Files Older Than in DOS / Powershell

Published by under Windows

System admins face more and more ever-growing directories storing auto-generated reports by scripts or scheduled tasks. Same goes to temp directories and nobody bother cleaning them up. But isn’t it our job too?Here are 2 simple scripts that can be run every so often to delete files older than say 30 days for instance in […]

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May 26 2015

Run AS400 Session on Windows Startup

Published by under AS400

You may need to launch AS400 sessions at boot for various reasons such as automated scripts or print sessions. Here are a few pitfalls you may encounter. First of all, sessions wouldn’t launch without pcsws.exe extra parameters /H – for Hidden – and eventually /Q – to hide the IBM popup window. pcsws.exe options are […]

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