Workstation Entries vs Communication Entries

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 I'm lagging with a clarity between Workstation Entries and Communication Entries. Can anybody explain me about which is meant for what ?

to my understanding 

Workstation Entries are workstation devices for logging into the system for interactive work ?

Communication Entries - ? this also do similar things as  workstation with some difference ..but unable to figure out what it is ?

Please help me ,if you are able to ?




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Work Management, AS400,

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You are correct describing Workstation Entries.

Communication Entries are used to defined Network Communication entries.

Here is a link to

Networking – AS/400 Communications Management   http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/html/as400/v4r5/ic2924/info/rzajt000.pdf

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  • qmaster
    Can you be more specific on "Communication Entries are used to defined Network Communication entries " ?

    I'm unable to open the PDF unfortunately..
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  • qmaster
    and how Communication entries will effect my normal users connectivity ?
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  • TomLiotta

    Communication entries probably won't affect your normal interactive users at all unless you have multiple AS/400s (or similar systems).

    You'd add a communication entry for network connections between two AS/400s or between your AS/400 and a second system like a mainframe, a System/36 or some system that would participate in an SNA network through APPC/APPN with your AS/400.

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  • RegnadKcin57
    The WSE defines how a workstation device is associated with a particular subsystem; e.g. with QINTER as the typical interactive subsystem.

    The CMNE defines how a communication device is associated with a particular subsystem; e.g. with QCMN as the typical communications subsystem.  These define under which subsystem a program start request will be initiated via the type of communication defined by the device; e.g. BiSync, Async, APPC, etc.

    Starting an interactive job may require having first activated a communication entry, but starting any communication with the system need not require any associated workstation device.  For example, the request to STRPASTHR would want to start an interactive session which requires a virtual workstation device, but that capability is implemented via an underlying communication protocol, e.g. via an APPC device, for which a CMNE is required as a pre-requisite.  And for example, a request to AREXEC, or RUNRMTCMD when using *SNA for the Type of Remote Location Name, would require the same underlying communication protocol, e.g. via an APPC device, for which a CMNE is required, but there is no requirement to establish access to a workstation.  A request to TELNET, or STRTCPTELN, per the use of TCP/IP as its underlying communication instead of being implemented using a device, e.g. an APPC device, there is no requirement to Add a Communications Entry (ADDCMNE) as a pre-requisite to establish its interactive workstation signon display.

      Locally attached workstation devices will not require a CMNE, because they are local, but they will require a Work Station Entry (ADDWSE) to allow the device to be acquired by a subsystem so an interactive signon display can be presented to the user, so they can start an interactive job upon signing-on.

      Some emulators, e.g. Client Access and PComm, provide a choice of the type of communication for the connection.  If the choice is APPC, then like STRPASTHR, there is a pre-requisite to establish the communications job which requires the CMNE definition, before establishing the connection to the interactive subsystem according to the WSE definition(s) previously setup with the Add WorkStation Entry (ADDWSE).
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