Anyfile mainframe file transfer for Unix
What is Anyfile?
Anyfile is a file transfer solution which lets you copy data
easily between mainframe (AS/400 or OS/390) and Unix systems
across an SNA network, or across a TCP/IP network using SNA/IP.
Using simple commands issued from the Unix shell prompt or from
within a shell script, you can transfer files between your Unix
systems and your AS/400 or OS/390 mainframe systems.
Anyfile also allows your AS/400 to treat data files on remote Unix
systems as DDM files. In this way the remote files become an
extension of the AS/400's own file system. You can use CL procedures
on the AS/400 to copy data to and from your Unix satellite
machines, in the same way that you already do for remote AS/400 and
System/36 or System/38 files.
- Copy files from Unix to AS/400 or OS/390 host systems
- Copy files from AS/400 or OS/390 host systems to Unix
- Initiate file transfer from Unix to or from OS/390 or AS/400
- Initiate file transfer from AS/400 to or from Unix
- Unix-initiated file transfer uses send and receive commands
from shell prompt or calling program
- AS/400-initiated file transfer uses standard CL commands
- Copy files between two Unix systems via SNA or SNA/IP
- Unix files of various formats appear to host system
as fixed or variable length record files
- Files can contain either character or binary data
- Character files are automatically converted between EBCDIC
- Rename and delete Unix files using AS/400 CL commands
- Uses standard DDM protocols over SNA LU6.2 links
Supports transmission via TCP/IP networks using
IBM AnyNet and
- Supports AS/400 access security mechanisms
- Supports OS/390 RACF security mechanisms
- No software required on AS/400. Uses APPC and DDM support
built in to the OS/400 operating system.
- OS/390 system requires IBM DFSMS/MVS Distributed FileManager
- SNA version of Anyfile runs on SCO OpenServer 5.0.2 and requires
CLEO SNA Server Version 4.1.1 and CLEO APPC Runtime.
Support for other Unix platforms and/or SNA stacks can be built to
- SNA/IP version of Anyfile runs on SCO OpenServer 5.0.2, Solaris
2.6, or Linux 2.0. Support for other Unix platforms can be built
to customer order.
- SNA/IP version of Anyfile requires SNIPIX on the Unix system and
IBM AnyNet on the OS/390 or AS/400 system.
SNA connectivity (either native or SNA/IP)
across SDLC, X.25, Token-Ring, or Ethernet network.
Last updated 05 Jun 1999