5250 user gets another’s session

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We have a user (5250 emulation) whose green screen gets an Input Inhibited(II) in lower left of screen. After pressing various keys (on screen) he gets another user's screen. He cannot reproduce at will . This happens infrequently. Has anyone seen this problem where the 5250 session is not terminating completely/properly (or not fast enough) that would enable this to happen?
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if you have a 5250 session and the TCP/IP connection is broken for some reason, a new session could get started automatically producing your results. For example, in iSeries Access, one can set a property to “auto-reconnect”. When the connection is broken, a new connection is established displaying a screen for the user that is not expected. Could this be your situation?

I tend to get this from time to time (quite infrequently) when I am connected though a VPN.

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  • DaddyCOZ
    if you have a 5250 session and the TCP/IP connection is broken for some reason, a new session could get started automatically producing your results. For example, in iSeries Access, one can set a property to "auto-reconnect". When the connection is broken, a new connection is established displaying a screen for the user that is not expected. Could this be your situation? I tend to get this from time to time (quite infrequently) when I am connected though a VPN.
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  • Obierun
    I am hoping to get a little more information and some clarification. First you mentioned that after pressing various keys, they get another user's screen. Surely we are not talking about another user that is currently signed on, but instead, something like the ASSIST menu or what appears to be another session. If they are pressing the ESC key, they may recieve either of those. Typically the ESC key is mapped as the sys attn key or Shift ESC as the sys req key. System attention will typically take you to the Assist menu, System request option 1 takes you to an alternative job and a new sign on screen. For some of us that started back when terminals were prevelent also had experiences with group jobs which we activated through the System Attention key. These were like having multiple interactive jobs going on at once, but when switching from one to another, did not require a new sign on like an alternative job. So is it possible they are hitting ESC or some state of ESC and what screen do they see exactly?
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  • Bamaro70
    The user could be possibly getting into the System Request menu (shift esc) and taking a '1' to 'Display sign on for alternative job'
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