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Date:         Thu, 24 Apr 1997 23:47:58 +0800
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From:         Goh Boon Nam <gohbn@SINGNET.COM.SG>
Subject:      Essential Guide to CICS Client/Server
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If you're interested in setting up CICS as a server in a client/server (or intranet/internet) architecture, then the below would be essential reading.

(You may ask why should I want to use CICS as a server in client/server. Reasons: Industrial strength TP Monitor, instant client/server connection to the mission-critical mainframe data, access to the tons of VSAM/DB2/IMS data).

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SETTING UP CICS CLIENT/SERVER ================================================

Get your system programmers and comms specialists to read the following (most of these are online manuals):

CICS 'Interproduct Communication' --------------------------------- (ie. how to set up your CICS server to talk to CICS Client): http://www.hursley.ibm.com/transaction/bookshelf/manuals/nt/dfhzt7/dfhzt700.htm Pay special attention to - Chapter 3. IBM CICS Clients - Chapter 6. Introduction to the CICS intercommunication functions - Distributed program link - Chapter 9. Distributed program link

CICS Family: Communicating from CICS/ESA and CICS/VSE ------------------------------------------------------ Sorry, no online version available yet. Pay attention to the data conversion and the DFHCNV macros.

'CICS Client Unmasked' Redbook --------------------------------------------------- (gives practical example of how setup is done on some of the possible CICS server/ CICS client configurations) http://ppdbooks.pok.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr/bookmgr.cmd/BOOKS/EZ308400/CCONTENTS

'CICS Client Administration' ---------------------------------------- http://www.hursley.ibm.com/transaction/bookshelf/manuals/nt/cclcaa/cclcaa00.htm


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