Converting RJE to FTP and replacing Token Ring with Ethernet

I have the daunting task of converting our AS/400 Token Ring connection to Ethernet. The organization as a whole is moving to Ethernet. This will require a lot of changes on our side for jobs that we have set up for RJE that need to be converted to FTP. Does anyone have any helpful hints/suggestions on how to make this a smooth transistion? Thanks!

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I have made this transition about 10 years ago and it went very smooth.

I am not sure if this will be of any help but you can setup the ethernet backbone first. What I mean is run all your wires, install the switch (if you don’t have one), connect to your existing LAN/WAN. Next, take one PC, put your ethernet card in, ensure it is communicating will all other PCs. Once you have established that, one PC at a time, make the transition. Remember you must start at the end route as you need termination.

I hope this helps in some way.

Let me know if you have any more questions or if I am even in the ball park of what you are asking.


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  • DeadMeatinLA
    On the AS400 RJE to FTP part of the project one of the biggest things you may notice is , if you are sending remote jobs to another site (AS400 remote or JES2) the actual job statements are transmitted to the remote from the local "RJE reader". There is no real comparable constuct via FTP. Typically the remote job will be executed via an FTP remote command, but the actual job statements will either have to live on the remote machine or will have to be previously loaded to a script file on the remote via FTP file transfer and then invoked via remote command. The command format for doing this on a remote AS400 would be: QUOTE RCMD SBMDBJOB scriptfile member
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  • Grissett
    Not sure about a easy conversion from RJE to AS400 FTP, but I have done a lot of FTP processes on the AS400. A good place to start is at: We use dynamic file names, so we actually create the input file (contains the FTP commands for the process) on the fly based on parms passed to the controlling CL program. I hope this helps. If you need more info or have any questions, please let me know and I will try and provide it. Not sure how well I documented the processes I have installed, but may be able to give you something that helps. Chris (
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  • Cherylcollins
    Thanks for all the helpful suggestions!
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