Power7 SDLC protocol

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AS/400 Client Access
iSeries communication
iSeries hardware
We are installing a Power7 support machine. Several old clients still use dial up SDLC and Client Access for support to gain access. IBM is telling me that Power7 hardware will not support SDLC protocol. Does anyone know of a workaround for this? We have been trying to get these over to TCP for years. Old school administrators still think dial up is the only secure connection to allow to their machine. What I need is a solution to allow dial up client access on Power7 hardware.

Software/Hardware used:
OS 7.1 POWER7
ASKED: January 31, 2012  6:45 PM
UPDATED: March 17, 2012  1:14 PM

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You can do this by using something like Remote Access Server (RAS) connected to your local Network, and have phone lines and modems connected to the RAS.
Once they dial in to the RAS, the remote dial-in user is part of your local network and can use and standard TCP/IP connetivity software like IBM’s Client Access, Praim’s Net-2000, etc. It will be a true TN5250 TCP/IP connection and eliminates the SDLC connection.
A simple one is the MultiTech RASfinder. Not sure if it is available new but you may be able to find it, or another RAS on the used market.
It will work, and still have the security of dial-up from the outside, but will be a TCP/IP connection to the Power7.

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