new machine, old serial number in unc to ifs

new machine, old serial number in unc to ifs

Post by rwenne » Sat, 15 Nov 2003 05:26:52


Hi all...

First of all we recently got a new
iSeries machine. While mapping a new network drive to
the ifs I noticed the existing mapped drives
to the IFS use the previous machine's serial number.
I wrote a few CLs to try this out and the new
serial number/system name don't seem to work.
The existing mapped drives and unc
using the previous system name work fine.
What am I missing ?

Thanks,
Bob
 
 
 

new machine, old serial number in unc to ifs

Post by Chris Brya » Sat, 15 Nov 2003 07:21:41

Did you add the new machines serial no (Netname) to your
PC 'hosts' file?
In C:\Windows for Win95/98
or C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc for WinXP.

 
 
 

new machine, old serial number in unc to ifs

Post by George Kin » Sat, 15 Nov 2003 11:07:24


The system name defaults to its serial#. You can change it with CHGNETA.

I'm guessing that the new machine has the old machine's IP address, and that
somewhere (HOSTS file, DNS) that IP is mapped to the old system name.
 
 
 

new machine, old serial number in unc to ifs

Post by Francis La » Sun, 16 Nov 2003 12:21:36


Bob Wenner < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > opined:

That was the case for us, also. Before the new machine went live, I had to
go through all of our programs that used RTVSYSVAL QSRLNBR to distinguish
between development and production machines) and changed them to RTVNETA.
Because the system name isn't going to change, no reprogramming will be
needed (at least for our programs) when we upgrade our hardware in the
future.

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