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May 17 2018

Browser Driver has Received Too many Illegal Datagrams

Published by under AS400

I was getting tons of events ID 8016 labelled “bowser” in the Windows system event log. These might be generated by IBM i (AS400) servers: “The browser driver has received too many illegal datagrams from the remote computer AS400 to name DOMAIN on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{356179F8-4CA4-48CA-92C2-AFEA87D1F884}. The data is the datagram. No more events will be generated […]

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May 29 2017

Determine Operating System within FTP Session

Published by under AS400,Linux

The “QUOTE” keyword is essential to allow a user to run system-specific commands on FTP servers (SITE or ALLO for example). These commands do not have to be understood by FTP clients. Most FTP clients send a NOOP – that actually is a dummy packet – to keep the connection up  QUOTE SYST returns the Operating […]

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Aug 25 2016

List AS400 User Profiles and their Default JOBQ

Published by under AS400

I want to do a bit of cleanup on our main IBM i because users jobs are running in all sort of queues. Most users have a dedicated JOBD and JOBQ, which is wrong in my humble opinion. A user’s JOBQ is defined within the user’s JOBD (Job Description). A JOBD references a JOBQ and […]

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Feb 22 2016

AS400 Mass Object Owner Change

Published by under AS400

Change Owner Through IBM i Terminal There are many ways to change an object owner on IBM i. With CHGOBJOWN for a single object, or WRKOBJOWN then press 9 for each object if you want to start with all objects belonging to somebody.Changing ownership of thousands of objects this way will be very painful and […]

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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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