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savas karabuz

Joined: Feb 24, 2004
Posts: 16
Hi all,
I need to connect to an IBM mainframe on an SNA network from a server on a TCP/IP one.
Is there any jdbc driver that will accomplish this task by itself, or do i need a kind of bridge(gateway) for TCP/IP - SNA integration?
Any bit of help will be appreciated...
Thanks in advance...
Kyle Brown
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Joined: Aug 10, 2001
Posts: 3892
You need a bridge, or an upgrade to the mainframe OS. A driver won't do it. What's more, if you're asking this kind of question, you need your local IBM rep. I'm serious and not joking -- you need expertise to do this. Don't mess around with this -- call IBM.

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savas karabuz

Joined: Feb 24, 2004
Posts: 16
Thanks very much for your valuable response. Unfortunately, in Turkey it is a little bit hard to find those talented IBM professionals who could shed light on problems. As a matter of fact, after walking through the rare documentation on web for a hint, we have contacted with local IBM guys in Istanbul, and requested information on IBM's CICS Transaction Gateway product.
Since Java supports sockets programs on IP networks, we need a tool kit that allows us to write LU6.2 programs in Java. As far as i understand, a kind of Java/CPI-C API will do the work.
Can you please provide further hints on the subject? Are we on the right path? We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Billions of thanks for your contributions...
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