Re: Can System REXX run Sub=MSTR ??

2020-08-21 Thread Jackson, Rob
At our house, System REXX already runs under MSTR (under 2.2 and 2.4); we never did anything to make it that way that I remember. I'm more curious what you all did to make it _not_ run under MSTR. Do you have an AXR proc? If so, does it have SYSOUT in it? First Horizon Bank Mainframe

Re: ESTAEX exit WAIT question

2020-08-01 Thread Jackson, Rob
Outstanding, Peter. Just checking: do you actually want to be snide? First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Peter Relson Sent: Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:33 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re:

Re: z13 Central Storage

2020-07-29 Thread Jackson, Rob
Elaine, I suspect what you are interested in seeing is found here: Single Object Operations; select CPC; select Operational Customization; select Storage Information. "Storage Information This window displays: Information about storage installed and allocated for the base system. Information

Re: OOBOL and English was Re: Still COBOL After All These Years?

2020-07-22 Thread Jackson, Rob
[mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jackson, Rob Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:22 My high school physics teacher would be rolling in his grave about now. You don't weigh anything in kilograms. :) -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Bob

Re: OOBOL and English was Re: Still COBOL After All These Years?

2020-07-22 Thread Jackson, Rob
ld, 10s are > cool, 20s are warm, 30s are hot. > > -Original Message- > From: Jackson, Rob > Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 23:23 > > As a disclaimer, I'm not a complete bigot. I say miles and yards; but > I have this nasty habit of converting them to meters in my mind every &g

Re: OOBOL and English was Re: Still COBOL After All These Years?

2020-07-22 Thread Jackson, Rob
Joyner, "The Apostolic Ministry" */ -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jackson, Rob Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 23:23 It disturbs me that I agree with Shmuel three times in as many days. Tony, what's your mass h

Re: OOBOL and English was Re: Still COBOL After All These Years?

2020-07-20 Thread Jackson, Rob
. Freezing point of water is 273.15K, 491.67R, 0C, 32F. On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 10:23 PM Jackson, Rob wrote: > > It disturbs me that I agree with Shmuel three times in as many days. > > Tony, what's your mass here lately after Insanity-19? Let's have it in > slugs, please, since

Re: OOBOL and English was Re: Still COBOL After All These Years?

2020-07-20 Thread Jackson, Rob
It disturbs me that I agree with Shmuel three times in as many days. Tony, what's your mass here lately after Insanity-19? Let's have it in slugs, please, since that's the unit. Take you a dram and a scruple; add in a grain or two for precision, but make sure you convert it to mass. American

Re: Copying Extended format datasets between partitions

2020-07-14 Thread Jackson, Rob
RECFM=U works fine with FTP. MODE B and TYPE E are your best friends for FTPing between mainframes. That said, I would never FTP hundreds of GB between LPARs with shared DASD. Just dump/restore and done. As far as I know, FTP doesn't work with VSAM (PS-E is fine though), so you'll have to

Re: Two Processors and One IODF

2020-07-13 Thread Jackson, Rob
Ah, the constant rebranding and re-lingo-ing. It must really help sales. The last time I had IBM storage, Global Mirror was PPRC/XD and "z/OS Global Mirror" was GDPS/XRC. And Metro Mirror was PPRC synchronous. I can't see how GDPS/XRC would work with non-unique addresses--at least between

Re: Two Processors and One IODF

2020-07-11 Thread Jackson, Rob
I don't know if anyone has pointed it out, but if this is a brand new, vanilla CEC, before you even have to worry about an IODF, you need an IOCDS. Generally you create that deck from an IODF, and I can't imagine you would choose not to. All of our CECs are defined in one IODF. For a new

Re: Storage & tape question

2020-07-07 Thread Jackson, Rob
ke this one. Obviously no support available. Just warranty, but "c'mon guy, ligths are blinking, you can format disks and used it - no failure". -- Radoslaw Skorupka Lodz, Poland W dniu 07.07.2020 o 15:18, Jackson, Rob pisze: > Fun little note on RAID: it is fallible. The las

Re: Storage & tape question

2020-07-07 Thread Jackson, Rob
Fun little note on RAID: it is fallible. The last Sunday of October 2016 I got a call bright and early because our VTS (TS7740) had shut down. Turns out we had a "cache" HDD failure at around 4 AM, and then a second one failed at around 7 AM, before the first one had been rebuilt on a spare.

Re: Storage & tape question

2020-07-06 Thread Jackson, Rob
tape question [External Email. Exercise caution when clicking links or opening attachments.] ITYM TB, not MB -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Jackson, Rob Sent: Monday, July 6, 2020 9:58 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Storage & tape

Re: Storage & tape question

2020-07-06 Thread Jackson, Rob
We have a three-way TS7760 grid--all mirrors of each other. DR box is a TS7760T with a 3584, with some 650 tapes, or so. Yes, it's very much different. With IBM's VTSs you pay for bandwidth. We license 300 MB/s, for instance, on each cluster. If I remember correctly, you can go up to 700

Re: Mainframe co-op

2020-07-03 Thread Jackson, Rob
Pennies. The Toolkit is highly worth it. First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Seymour J Metz Sent: Friday, July 3, 2020 6:17 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Mainframe co-op [External Email.

Re: Mainframe co-op

2020-07-03 Thread Jackson, Rob
To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Mainframe co-op [External Email. Exercise caution when clicking links or opening attachments.] On Jul 3, 2020, at 3:30 PM, Jackson, Rob wrote: > > I'm curious: what about adding zIIPs was challenging? 1. Determining what our zIIP and non-zIIP capacity

Re: Mainframe co-op

2020-07-03 Thread Jackson, Rob
I'm curious: what about adding zIIPs was challenging? First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Pew, Curtis G Sent: Friday, July 3, 2020 3:40 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Mainframe co-op

Re: Mainframe co-op

2020-07-03 Thread Jackson, Rob
I think _I_ know the answer to the big question for IBM on Z. I do suspect it's incompatible with their culture. I think they're bound and determined to run the platform into the ground. I would gladly volunteer my free time to admin a public platform and support users; I doubt I am alone.

Re: RACF-SailPoint

2020-07-02 Thread Jackson, Rob
The exits are needed only if you use the Online Interceptor (send RACF admin commands to SailPoint). We do not use that; I didn't put my foot down (but I would have); instead, I gently steered them to nightly/on-demand Aggregation only, and that has been good enough. First Horizon Bank

Re: RACF-SailPoint

2020-07-02 Thread Jackson, Rob
ttachments.] Unfortunately --- lol What experiences/problems you have had on MF -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Jackson, Rob Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2020 8:14 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: RACF-SailPoint ** EXTERNAL EMAIL - USE CAUTION ** Unf

Re: RACF-SailPoint

2020-07-02 Thread Jackson, Rob
Unfortunately, yes. We run it. First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Ron Wells Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:29 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: RACF-SailPoint [External Email. Exercise caution when

Re: AT-TLS ? Very Basic Questions

2020-06-30 Thread Jackson, Rob
On Behalf Of Jackson, Rob Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:31 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: [Originated Externally]Re: AT-TLS ? Very Basic Questions [External Email. Exercise caution when clicking links or opening attachments.] My turn to say interesting! I didn't look it up; just going

Re: AT-TLS ? Very Basic Questions

2020-06-30 Thread Jackson, Rob
Dymoke-Bradshaw Consultant working on contract for BMC Mainframe Services by RSM Partners ‘Dance like no one is watching. Encrypt like everyone is.’ -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Jackson, Rob Sent: 30 June 2020 18:10 To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU

Re: AT-TLS ? Very Basic Questions

2020-06-30 Thread Jackson, Rob
A note, without addressing your entire post (certainly not my area of expertise): AT-TLS is required for TN3270 (and others) if you want to use TLS 1.2 and higher. In your TELNETPARMS for the port, instead of using SECUREPORT, you use TTLSPORT, referencing a port specified in a TTLSRule in

Re: Good FTP client for MVS data set access

2020-06-18 Thread Jackson, Rob
PKWare for not-free. Unzip from rocket for free. Probably others. First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Bob Bridges Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:34 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Good FTP

Re: Good FTP client for MVS data set access

2020-06-17 Thread Jackson, Rob
List On Behalf Of Paul Gilmartin Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:54 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Good FTP client for MVS data set access [External Email. Exercise caution when clicking links or opening attachments.] On Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:41:23 +, Jackson, Rob wrote: >Win

Re: Good FTP client for MVS data set access

2020-06-17 Thread Jackson, Rob
should be able to script the GUI in a decent language. -- Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz http://mason.gmu.edu/~smetz3 From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] on behalf of Jackson, Rob [rwjack...@firsthorizon.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 17

Re: Good FTP client for MVS data set access

2020-06-17 Thread Jackson, Rob
My opinion, which is absolutely worthless: FileZilla sucks as a mainframe FTP client. BZ is far superior. If you don't need SSL/TLS (which, of course, you do), the "DOS" client is better than both. Who doesn't love a good ol' CLI? First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support

Re: Quote style

2020-06-13 Thread Jackson, Rob
n List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] > On Behalf Of Paul Gilmartin > Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:54 AM > To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU > Subject: Quote style (was: ... Passive FTP ... ) > > On Sat, 13 Jun 2020 13:17:11 +, Jackson, Rob wrote: > >> My cruddy emai

Re: Quote style (was: ... Passive FTP ... )

2020-06-13 Thread Jackson, Rob
"See below" is more silly than "I'm Gil, therefore 'see below' is implied?" Seriously? Besides, "see below" in my previous post was abbreviated for the point; since it matters so much, what I would typically say is, "see below for my answers in red." First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical

Re: Quote style (was: ... Passive FTP ... )

2020-06-13 Thread Jackson, Rob
0 13:17:11 +0000, Jackson, Rob wrote: >My cruddy email application (Outlook) doesn't do the >-style quoting (or at >least I don't know how to make it), so let me try below with tabs; it will >probably be ugly. > Does First Horizon require you to use Outlook? I mostly post from th

Re: Quote style (was: ... Passive FTP ... )

2020-06-13 Thread Jackson, Rob
... ) [External Email. Exercise caution when clicking links or opening attachments.] On Sat, 13 Jun 2020 13:17:11 +, Jackson, Rob wrote: >My cruddy email application (Outlook) doesn't do the >-style quoting (or at >least I don't know how to make it), so let me try below with tabs; it will

Re: How is Passive FTP with TLS and NAT supposed to work?

2020-06-13 Thread Jackson, Rob
re: https://bit.ly/2Yv0BOp > My cruddy email application (Outlook) doesn't do the >-style quoting Yeah, I always just do it by hand in Outlook. I have a > key. Charles -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jackson,

Re: How is Passive FTP with TLS and NAT supposed to work?

2020-06-13 Thread Jackson, Rob
My cruddy email application (Outlook) doesn't do the >-style quoting (or at least I don't know how to make it), so let me try below with tabs; it will probably be ugly. First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of

Re: How is Passive FTP with TLS and NAT supposed to work?

2020-06-12 Thread Jackson, Rob
Before I found out about Co:Z I used shell scripts and REXX in OMVS to copy the files back and forth from MVS datasets to OMVS file systems (if sending to the mainframe, they would follow up the copy with a SSH and execute a script with a table of DSNs with DCBs to copy to a MVS dataset . . .

Re: How is Passive FTP with TLS and NAT supposed to work?

2020-06-12 Thread Jackson, Rob
Well, your point is made und understood, but active mode is the one using PORT; passive mode uses PASV. They both have their FW/load balancer issues. We tend to use a variety of "fixes" for the various issues, given our convoluted (typical?) environment. EPSV can help. Some clients have the

Re: COBOL Question

2020-06-09 Thread Jackson, Rob
Sleazytrieve is the bane of existence, as much as java is. We actually dumped all CA products, so we have IMU now. I'm not sure it's any better. You want to see some ugly COBOL? First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List

Re: Base SYSPLEX setup

2020-06-05 Thread Jackson, Rob
Last list price I heard was $375K, but I did find this: Hardware IBM 3906 - 1934 Hdwr 2031 ICF Each $256,132.39 I won't say where that came from, but I believe that's a VAR's sale price. So, that's an idea of price range, at least. First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original

Re: Cl/Supersession

2020-06-01 Thread Jackson, Rob
We speak it. For better or worse. :) What you looking to solve? First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Steve Beaver Sent: Monday, June 1, 2020 2:52 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Cl/Supersession

Re: Where do started PROC errors go?

2020-05-21 Thread Jackson, Rob
] On Behalf Of Jackson, Rob Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:44 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Where do started PROC errors go? Ah, I was looking at a mushed-up email, and it was hard to see all of it. And yeah, the Init and Tuning reference seems to say what you suggest. All I know

Re: Where do started PROC errors go?

2020-05-21 Thread Jackson, Rob
.) Metz http://mason.gmu.edu/~smetz3 From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] on behalf of Jackson, Rob [rwjack...@firsthorizon.com] Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:45 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Where do started PROC errors

Re: Where do started PROC errors go?

2020-05-21 Thread Jackson, Rob
He was sending that one SYSOUT to class H; the output class for JOBCLASS(STC) was K. I'm sure K wasn't set to PURGE. And the output doesn't really go away until it ALL goes away. First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On

Re: Looking for clarification/guidance on SMTP DD FREE/SPIN

2020-05-15 Thread Jackson, Rob
Sounds right to me, but in REXX, I've always just done the following: "ALLOC FI(MAIL) SYSOUT(B) WRITER(SMTP) LRECL(80) RECFM(F)" Then open, write to it, close it, and free it; repeat. First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List

Re: Is there any z/OS API to get byte file size for non-VSAM, non-zFS, non-database files?

2020-05-15 Thread Jackson, Rob
It's not even close to implausibly huge. I got so tired of it, I wrote some stem-based buffered I/O routines (using both Value() and Interpret, naturally; sorry, Gil). First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of

Re: Bringing up skills learned on z/OS Hercules in interview?

2020-04-10 Thread Jackson, Rob
The first time I ever encountered Hercules it was running z/OS 1.9 on an IBM employee's IBM-owned laptop. Do as I say, not as I do, I suppose. First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Seymour J Metz Sent:

Re: Does anybody remember CLIST?

2020-03-20 Thread Jackson, Rob
I'll bite, since no one else has. What's wrong with Interpret/Value()? I have used both to great benefit before, when there didn't seem to be a good--or possible--alternative. I thought they were both very nice features of the language--to be used very sparingly (because I believe they are

Re: How to get a workstation name from ip address

2020-03-03 Thread Jackson, Rob
I thought it was just a fun, intentional demonstration of hypoantipedanticaticry. I could be wrong, but that is next to unpossible. First Horizon Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Paul Gilmartin Sent: Tuesday, March

Re: APAR OA55248 NEW FUNCTION:VSAMDB FOR Z/OS 2.3

2019-10-11 Thread Jackson, Rob
So I noticed in SIS after I sent the first response. And the APAR has been open a year and a half; must be a bear of a new function (reads like it is). That, and they have probably outsourced DFP support and development to Activision by now. Nothing would surprise me anymore. First

Re: APAR OA55248 NEW FUNCTION:VSAMDB FOR Z/OS 2.3

2019-10-11 Thread Jackson, Rob
• Enabling support for VSAMDB is available through PTFs for APAR OA55153 on z/OS V2.2 and later From: https://ibm-zcouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/zOS-Performance-Hot-Topics.pdf First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion

Re: DFDSS copy to pre-allocated dsn

2019-05-23 Thread Jackson, Rob
BYPASSACS(**) - STORCLAS(x) - ADMINISTRATOR - -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Elaine Beal Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:57 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: DFDSS copy to pre-allocated dsn [External Email] I'm copying disk to disk.

Re: DFDSS copy to pre-allocated dsn

2019-05-16 Thread Jackson, Rob
I don't know for sure if OUTDD works exactly like OUTDY; I was wondering. I used (no longer a DSS shop) OUTDY to list candidate volumes; COPY makes only one copy, whether it exists on one volume or is spread across multiple ones. Anyway, since this is non-SMS managed, it can be on only one

Re: DFDSS copy to pre-allocated dsn

2019-05-16 Thread Jackson, Rob
Please post the full message. That 001 is not the reason code; that should be right after 'NOT PROCESSED'. If the reason code were actually 1, for an un-moveable dataset, I'd say add FORCE. You could also just delete the target. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List

Re: ind$file - omvs copy equivalent

2019-05-08 Thread Jackson, Rob
You can also specify -W and seqparms= on the cp command to specify DCB and space--and not have to pre-allocate the dataset. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Seymour J Metz Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Re: ind$file - omvs copy equivalent

2019-05-08 Thread Jackson, Rob
Pre Co:Z I had to do a bunch of shenanigans with scripts to copy files "automatically" from OMVS. You need to check out the -v and -W arguments of cp. Or just use Co:Z. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf

Re: DR Failover

2019-05-07 Thread Jackson, Rob
Yes, we have run extended tests. Yes, the CBU-test ten-day limit comes into play. We have burned more than one CBU for a given DR test to accommodate our current DR folks' requirements. (Interestingly, if you CBU your specialty engines, they can't automatically downgrade you if you have an

Re: JCL for WTO

2019-04-06 Thread Jackson, Rob
I don't know for sure, but I imagine the TMP is more efficient than forking into an OMVS address space. I suspect ITschak's method is the best. Don't know if there are any other things to consider though . . . case, message length . . . . First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support

Re: JCL for WTO

2019-04-06 Thread Jackson, Rob
Well, crap! Never even occurred to me, and I've used the send command to issue messages to the console. Unbelievable, a WTO is a WTO, after all. If it makes me look less idiotic, I also have versions for highlighted messages and WTORs. Can't do that with send. (I hope. :)) First Tennessee

Re: JCL for WTO

2019-04-06 Thread Jackson, Rob
Not that I know of, but it's a tiny assembler program to do it, and I have another tiny REXX program to invoke it, so it's friendly with TSO, as well. Then it would be executing the TMP in JCL with a one-line sysin. If you want it, I will be happy to share. Doubtless, others here have better

Re: IBM SFG - Your Opinion

2019-03-14 Thread Jackson, Rob
This is relating to doing SFTP transfers with SFG. If you use SSP for reverse proxy for SFG, which is highly recommended, then you pretty much must use SEAS to look up passwords/keys with LDAP for SFTP clients. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From:

Re: IBM SFG - Your Opinion

2019-03-14 Thread Jackson, Rob
It's extremely powerful but oh so onerous to install, maintain, and administer. They will push implementation services, and you will wish you'd bought them before it's over if you go it on your own. What are you planning on doing with it? If it is just MFT, I would highly recommend taking a

Re: IEC331I 042-006 occurs during GDG roll in process

2019-02-15 Thread Jackson, Rob
: Jackson, Rob Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 7:20 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: RE: IEC331I 042-006 occurs during GDG roll in process Hah, our emails waived at each other as they were being delivered. But it would be weird if someone were always browsing the last generation when

Re: IEC331I 042-006 occurs during GDG roll in process

2019-02-15 Thread Jackson, Rob
Hah, our emails waived at each other as they were being delivered. But it would be weird if someone were always browsing the last generation when this happened. At any rate, with our AO product--and most of the others I've used--it would be pretty simple to automate the deletion of that

Re: IEC331I 042-006 occurs during GDG roll in process

2019-02-15 Thread Jackson, Rob
Maybe find out what has it allocated at the time and fix the problem before it happens. Backup/migration perhaps? The DADSM SCRATCH code indicates this: X'04' X'0B' ENQRET X'25' Verify DADSM SCRATCH request; enqueue on SYSDSN failed. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support

Re: MQ7 on a Z14

2019-02-15 Thread Jackson, Rob
Indeed it is no longer supported, but I can tell you it runs just fine on a z13 on z/OS 2.2. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of David Spiegel Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 1:09 PM To:

Re: open spot

2018-12-03 Thread Jackson, Rob
] Telecommuting? -- Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz http://mason.gmu.edu/~smetz3 From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List on behalf of Jackson, Rob Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 3:03 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: open spot Sorry for the solicitation, but we have

open spot

2018-12-01 Thread Jackson, Rob
Sorry for the solicitation, but we have a spot open for a senior MVS sysprog here in beautiful East Tennessee (Knoxville/Foothills area), if anyone knows someone. Just drop me a note for more information. Thanks. rob First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support FIRST TENNESSEE

Re: Region size for OMVS tasks

2018-11-21 Thread Jackson, Rob
This is what standalone restore is for, Sean. But if you don't have one built, you could try this: http://www.cbttape.org/~jjaeger/zzsa.html. I've used it before but not on anything more recent than a z10. If it will IPL, you can find your IEFUSI module and make it like IEFBR14. First

Re: How to tell what allocated a dataset never opened

2018-11-07 Thread Jackson, Rob
If it's SMS-managed and/or cataloged, you should have types 60 and/or 61 for the VVDS update and ICF define (assuming they're not turned off). First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Roach, Dennis Sent:

Re: SCP of file to USS from Mac is corrupted

2018-10-18 Thread Jackson, Rob
e text public key to the non-mainframe box. It was less error-prone since the translation to ASCII was built in and (I think) impossible to turn off. On 10/18/2018 5:27 PM, Jackson, Rob wrote: > The SFTP file-transfer add-on using the SSH protocol on z/OS, at least with > the OpenSSH port,

Re: SCP of file to USS from Mac is corrupted

2018-10-18 Thread Jackson, Rob
The SFTP file-transfer add-on using the SSH protocol on z/OS, at least with the OpenSSH port, is the only one I know of that allows conversion between the beautiful EBCDIC encoding and the podunk, 7-bit, toy-computer ASCII encoding. By default, on z/OS, SFTP is binary; you can elect to

Re: CTC conventions

2018-10-17 Thread Jackson, Rob
A virtual beer to you! -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Jackson, Rob Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:00 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: CTC conventions Goog this, Allan: "redbook paper ficon ctc implementation." Top

Re: CTC conventions

2018-10-17 Thread Jackson, Rob
Goog this, Allan: "redbook paper ficon ctc implementation." Top of the list. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Allan Staller Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:50 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU

Re: S106 abends after copying into LINKLIST

2018-10-05 Thread Jackson, Rob
Hah, I'll help too: BMC's MainView SRM StopX37. Also, Tivoli Advanced Allocation Manager from IBM. There are probably others. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Longabaugh, Robert E Sent: Friday,

Re: Kind of lame SMP/E question

2018-09-18 Thread Jackson, Rob
"Readily" and "relatively easy" will probably not apply here, so the answers are not likely and nope. You could dummy up a function/functions and receive the PTFs against it/them, but that won't buy you much other than metadata. Even in IBM, things are packaged differently, but I would expect

Re: Why banks didn’t ‘rip and replace’ their mainframes | Network World

2018-09-17 Thread Jackson, Rob
"will consider" "over time" "potentially" Yes, they're doing it today. Indeed. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of x ksi Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 7:38 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject:

Re: Co-posted: Rexx performance measures

2018-09-11 Thread Jackson, Rob
, September 11, 2018 9:44 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Co-posted: Rexx performance measures [External Email] Crikey! Did it really take REXX a whopping 7.7 CPU seconds to count to ten million? On 12/09/2018 3:52 AM, Jackson, Rob wrote: > Works for me just fine. Looping ten million ti

Re: Co-posted: Rexx performance measures

2018-09-11 Thread Jackson, Rob
measures [External Email] Bob, that's what I was expecting. please paste the code here. for some reason, my code returns same values. ITschak On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 10:53 PM Jackson, Rob wrote: > Works for me just fine. Looping ten million times and incrementing a > counter by one re

Re: Co-posted: Rexx performance measures

2018-09-11 Thread Jackson, Rob
Works for me just fine. Looping ten million times and incrementing a counter by one resulted in this: Bgn CPU: 68.66 Bgn SRV: 2447864 End CPU: 76.36 End SRV: 2721588 First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List

Re: 0,clpa

2018-08-24 Thread Jackson, Rob
No one needs clap, Allan. No one. Happy Friday, all. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Allan Staller Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 5:04 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: 0,clpa [External Email] 1) as one other poster inidicated, add clap

Re: Weirdest. Acquisition. Ever. Broadcom buys CA Technologies • The Register

2018-07-13 Thread Jackson, Rob
Both of my former lives we went through the same thing with CA; in the end the will was never there. Here in my third life we went through the same inflexibility and insanity with them, and we made the same threats, but this time we followed through on it. We have been CA-free since March of

Re: [External] Re: remove bad GDG entry from GDG base

2018-07-05 Thread Jackson, Rob
That's because if the original attempt was tape, there's definitely no NVR. Sorry, when I mentioned IEHPROGM earlier, I was actually thinking of the CATLG command, as in CATLG DSNAME=dataset,VOL=3390=whocares (disk doesn't matter, because you just want an entry you can actually delete). I

Re: [External] Re: remove bad GDG entry from GDG base

2018-07-05 Thread Jackson, Rob
Did you try IEHPROGM? What happens if you create a different dataset and rename it to the messed up GDS? First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Wissink, Brad Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:51 AM To:

Re: trying to reload a pdse after it has been unloaded and ftp'd

2018-05-16 Thread Jackson, Rob
, if the defaults are not acceptable. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List <IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU> On Behalf Of Jackson, Rob Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:17 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: [Originated Externa

Re: trying to reload a pdse after it has been unloaded and ftp'd

2018-05-16 Thread Jackson, Rob
PRI=500 SEC=60 EZA1460I Command: EZA1736I LOCSITE LRECL=1024 BLKSIZE=27648 RECFM=FB EZA1460I Command: EZA1736I GET 'XCICS.FA.HIST.DUMPED' 'PBCDOFP.FA.HIST.DUMPED' (REPLACE EZA1701I >>> PASV -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On

Re: trying to reload a pdse after it has been unloaded and ftp'd

2018-05-16 Thread Jackson, Rob
We DSS dump and FTP hundreds of PDSs and PDSEs every day (don't ask), both text and loadlibs. From z/OS to z/OS you don't need to worry about tersing for portability. You just need 'type e' and 'mode b' in your FTP control cards. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support

Re: GETMAIN LOC=32

2018-05-10 Thread Jackson, Rob
Hear hear. I wholeheartedly agree. This started off bewildering; then it became entertaining; now it's just irritating. I'm adding a filter to dump "GETMAIN LOC=32" in deleted. This has turned from a flight of fantasy into a waste of resources. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical

Re: WLM?

2018-05-03 Thread Jackson, Rob
On our tiny mainframe 800 SUs is still only .03 CPU seconds, which is not insignificant, but is really not that much CPU time. 800 SUs is just not that much CPU. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List

Re: RECFM (was: IRS - 60-Year-Old IT System Failed ... )

2018-04-26 Thread Jackson, Rob
When I was in JHS we learned BASIC (and Pascal) with IBM BASICA on PS/2s (80286s with 20 MB HDDs). The assignments required LET. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Paul

Re: SCP an MVS dataset

2018-04-23 Thread Jackson, Rob
Yeah, before I discovered Co:Z, I wrote some REXX USS programs to copy-to-USS and copy-to-MVS. They worked, and you're welcome to them (might save you some time figuring out the copy options, etc.), but Co:Z is so much better. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original

Re: SCP an MVS dataset

2018-04-23 Thread Jackson, Rob
Does it have to be SCP? I would hope the server to which you're sending would support SFTP too. Either way, you need Co:Z SFTP, here: https://dovetail.com/products/sftp.html. It is a lifesaver. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe

Re: JCL "diagramming"?

2018-03-29 Thread Jackson, Rob
We have SmartIS from Segus that does a really nice job of this. It parses JCL, PROCs, and sysins and generates very nice flow charts. It also reads SMF data and generates data/run flows from that. And it generates job plans, etc., from several scheduling systems, in our case, Zeke. Very

Re: So long and thanks for all the fish

2018-02-07 Thread Jackson, Rob
That is a crying, damn shame. Inherently foolish and willfully ignorant, and I imagine subject to the supposition that they cannot find resources to support it in the future. Good luck to you, Mark. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List

Re: Off topic - FTP client/server for android that supports the android SD card

2017-12-29 Thread Jackson, Rob
I use the FtpCafe client, which supports it just fine for uploads and downloads. After connecting, on the LOCAL tab, you navigate to /sdcard (which maps to /storage/emulated/0 on my phone) and take it from there. I don't run a server on it. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe

Re: LRS VPS Printer Replacment

2017-12-15 Thread Jackson, Rob
Not sure whom you were asking, but I can answer for our formerly-VPS, now-NPF shop. We have 65 active physical printers, covered by 174 definitions. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent: Friday,

Re: LRS VPS Printer Replacment

2017-12-14 Thread Jackson, Rob
We successfully replaced VPS with NPF, which is included in CommServer. It's not quite as robust as VPS, but considering the price, it works beautifully. https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLTBW_2.2.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r2.halp001/toc.htm -Original Message- From: IBM

Re: STC @ IPL - how to wait for OMVS to be initialized with no automation product.

2017-12-04 Thread Jackson, Rob
Won't it just wait on its own? We've never done anything special, and we've never had any issues with things requiring OMVS. Every time we IPL we get message BPXP022E . . . . First Tennessee Bank Mainframe Technical Support 1638 Robert C Jackson Dr Maryville, TN 37801 O: 865-977-5343 C:

Re: Consolidate Consoles

2017-11-27 Thread Jackson, Rob
We have BMC's MainView CM, a very nice product that provides console consolidation, LDAP-controlled operator logons, command auditing, and automation (it interfaces with the HMC, as well). We run it on RHEL on x86, though I believe you could run it on any Linux. First Tennessee Bank Mainframe

Re: TDMF or FDRPAS or how to migrate data

2017-11-06 Thread Jackson, Rob
When we insourced our data center six years ago, we used TDMF to migrate more than 3300 volumes of various sizes approximately a thousand kilometers using a "spare" DS3 line. It required seven master sessions and corresponding agents on each source LPAR, and we ensured time-consistency between

Re: SMF Dump Exit - IEFU29

2017-11-01 Thread Jackson, Rob
My solution for the past ten years for all SMF dataset woes is the System Logger. It has a number of benefits and no negatives that I have seen. No more IEFU29, no more SMFDUMP, no more lost records because the daily dataset filled up. One simple job every day to dump all records from the

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