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1995 Index of Articles

January 1995

The Sniffer Attack - The Internet's Greatest Weakness By Mark Bell

Client/Server Network Security by Howard W. Miller

BookManager, CD-ROM and a Little REXX: Part II By Roy W. Odom


A Comparison of Minidisk and SFS Security By David Kreuter


MVS Tools & Tricks of the Trade - Tips for Finding Programs DLDL and LLA By Sam Golob


VM Toolbox - Logon Here, The SES Part By John D. Kinne


VSE Tools & Techniques - HCPWRUTL Changes By Mark Hanna


Open Systems Solutions Using the Internet By Harold Hauck


Storage Management Issues & Answers - A DASD Architecture Primer: Part II - The VVDS By Steve Pryor


On a Personal Note... - Understanding Your Manager By Donald R. Fowler and Michael K. Sutton

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February 1995

A Place for Everything: Storage Options for the '90s - As file sizes continue to grow and stricter government and industry regulations require longer data storage time, hierarchical storage management is one solution. By Robert Weiner

Tape Consolidation: A User's Experience - This user demonstrates one way to reduce the number of tape volumes at your site and more efficiently use each tape volume. By Lloyd Christensen

Choosing the Best Solution for the LAN Storage Crunch - As storage demands increase, organizations must choose the appropriate storage medium: HSM or archiving. By Nick Blozan

Installing the Major Gateway/Internet for the Major BBS 6.2 - Linking the Major BBS to the Internet provides users with a solid on-ramp to the Infobahn. By Edward J. Branley

SMDS Any-to-Any Networking Connectivity - SMDS provides fast and secure connectivity with all major transmission protocols for today's virtual organizations. By Mark Fisher

Welcome to Wide Area Networking - MIS professionals must become well informed on WAN issues as the demand for access to the corporate network increases. By Doug Antaya

NetWare and Unix Interconnectivity: Part III - Unix file sharing is a two-way street; Unix clients can share NetWare data and NetWare users can share Unix data. By Guy Yost

Mainframe-to-Unix Bulk Data Transfer - Using the LU 6.2 protocol, XCOM provides a single solution for sending and receiving information on a wide range of platforms. By Israel E. Gotay

VM/ESA Technical Smorgasbord: Part V - The CP Class G LOCATEVM command is another example of an excellent data-searching diagnostic tool. By David Kreuter

"Insufficient Disk Space" - A comparison of Stacker and Drivespace disk compression utilities. By Al Shing.

Adding Process Workflow to Your Configuration Management Environment - Providing a more complete window into the software change process is simply protecting your investment. By Kevin R. Nix

Put Your Organization's Disaster Recovery Plan to the Test - Now that the disaster recovery plan has been documented, it's time to institute a testing procedure to determine its effectiveness or whether it works at all. By Leo A. Wrobel

MVS Tools & Tricks - Dataset Recovery: Part I - The Tools - By Sam Golob

VM Toolbox - LOGON HERE: Try it Out! - By John D. Kinne

VSE Tools & Techniques - ICCF Macros - By Mark Hanna

Storage Management - Guaranteed Space - Its Use and Abuse - By Steve Pryor

Open Systems Solutions - Standards for Managing Open Systems - By Harold Hauck

NetWare News - Using Novell's World Wide Web Server - By Edward J. Branley

OS/2 Insights - The 16550 UART - By John E. Johnston

Opening Windows - Using a Quantum Hard Card With Windows NT - By Al Shing

Security Strategies - Assessing the Security of a NetWare File Server - By Eric Allred

Network Management - A Two-Lane Highway Exiting on a One-Lane Off-Ramp - By James Dziak

Area Network Technology - "Forrest Gumputer" - By Scott Owen Anderson

On a Personal Note - Managing Your Manager - By Donald R. Fowler and Michael K. Sutton

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March 1995

LAN Storage Management & Disaster Recovery - It is the capacity of the LAN to store large amounts of mission-sensitive data that requires the application of storage management and disaster recovery disciplines to those distributed platforms. By Doug Swords

OS/2, UNIX and Oracle Part I: An Unlikely Combination? - Managing multiple UNIX systems or systems on different platforms running UNIX can be accomplished through the use of OS/2. By Robert Simpson

The Multi-Protocol PC - The combination of graphical interfaces and multiple protocol stacks finally means the user can click on icons to start his applications and neither know or care where the file or application is located or what network is being used. By Mark Bell

NetWare and UNIX Interconnectivity Part IV: Printing Across NetWare and UNIX - Cross-platform print sharing is a reality with today's innovative vendor offerings. By Guy Yost

Windows-Based World-Wide Web Browsers - With more graphical interface tools becoming available and the rapid proliferation of web pages, the Internet is growing into the richest source of information on the planet, not only for technical information, but for cultural and recreation information as well. By Al Shing

A Comparison of CMS Programming Interfaces Part I: The Program Stack - CMS provides a variety of interfaces, including the CMS program stack, to capture CMS and CP command responses. By Dave Kreuter

DB2 V3 Claim and Drain Serialization - The claim and drain process has dramatically improved the performance and availability of DB2 applications by allowing most utilities to run partially or totally parallel with SQL applications. By Daniel D. Kitay

Prescription for System Diagnosis - Today's plethora of diagnostic tools can be confusing, but the first step in choosing the appropriate utility is determining your system's problem. By Paul Buzby

Taking a Proactive Stance Using Network Management Tools - The key to successful network management is avoidance of network degradation; taking a proactive rather than a reactive approach. By Kevin Conklin

Printing Via the JES Spool From CICS - CICS provides a link to satisfy the user's need for hardcopy and eliminates the middle man involved in other JES processes. By Fred Schuff

Documenting Your NetWare 3.x Bindery - The MIGRATE.EXE utility updates NetWare bindery versions and aids in converting non-Novell LAN systems to NetWare. By John E. Johnston

Imaging Applications Require Strong Networks - Falling prices and a greater availability of storage applications are making electronic storage increasingly cost-effective. By Henry Wong

MVS Tools & Tricks - Dataset Recovery: Part I - Fixing the Problems - By Sam Golob

VM Toolbox - Console Council By John D. Kinne

VSE Tools & Techniques - Displaying VSAM Lock Resources - By Mark Hanna

Storage Management - Setting Allocation Defaults With ALLOCxx - By Steve Pryor

Opening Windows - Touring Microsoft's World-Wide Web Server - By Al Shing

OS/2 Insights - Invoking NetWare VLMs Under OS/2 - By John E. Johnston

Open Systems Solutions - Reflections on Electronic Mail - By Harold Hauck

Security Strategies - Securing Large Networks - By Eric Allred

On a Personal Note - Service Provider or Consultant? - By Donald R. Fowler and Michael K. Sutton

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April 1995

File Transfer on a Shoestring Budget - Visual Basic and Attachmate Extra! together provide an inexpensive solution for automatic mainframe data downloads. By Bruce Heckler

Cross-Platform Productivity? - The Infrastructure Issue Solutions that bypass TSO exist for IS organizations faced with the challenge of leveraging the power of the PC to enable mainframe-to-PC file transfers. By Russell Shelton

Networking Multimedia: Part I - As multimedia technology makes its way into the mainstream, mass distribution of multimedia data over networks is currently at the mercy of a network's transfer rate and bandwidth. By Guy Yost

Communicating With Windows-based Software - With many Windows-based fax and communications products on the market, Delrina Corporation provides a formidable competitor with its Communications Suite 2.1 product. By Al Shing

NetWare 4.x: A Spy's Perspective - Part I - Will Novell and AT&T provide a competitor to the Internet with NetWare 4.x? By John E. Johnston

Business-Wide Disaster Recovery Planning - As technology and business change, so too must your business's disaster recovery plan to include input from "core business" divisions. By Leo A. Wrobel

Open Systems Standards Soup? - A tongue-in-cheek look at open system standards: application compatibility, competing GUIs and interconnectivity. By Harold Hauck

OS/2, UNIX and Oracle: An Unlikely Combination? Part II: UNIX Shell Scripts - Setting up UNIX shell scripts makes it possible to execute more that one command, be it in an Oracle or OS/2 environment, or any UNIX function. By Robert Simpson

CICSplex, Sysplex, Perplexed? Part I - With the 9672 Parallel Transaction Server, IBM has tried to make MVS a financially-competitive alternative to client/server technology, all while offering the benefits MVS users have come to expect: security, reliability and integrity. By Wayne Bucek

A Comparison of CMS Programming Interfaces: Part II - CMS's PIPELINEs, similar in concept to UNIX and DOS piping, is a record-oriented processor of data useful for many system and application tools. By David Kreuter

MVS Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning: Part I - The need for performance tuning and capacity planning in an MVS environment boils down to a cost vs. benefit situation: customer service and extending the life of the existing mainframe. By Neil Ervin

Electronic Software Distribution Made Easy - Whether your software distribution needs are as simple as a batch file or as complex as a mainframe-based software distribution system, electronic software distribution is flexible enough to meet your disparate needs. By Eric Allred

Book Review: "Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker" - By Mark Bell

MVS Tools & Tricks - VTOC Tidbits - Part I - By Sam Golob

VM Toolbox - Mapping CMS Storage - By John D. Kinne

VSE Tools & Techniques - A Storage Acquisition Routine - By Mark Hanna

Storage Management - UCBs: An Old Control Block Enters the Modern Era - By Steve Pryor

NetWare News - NetWare/IP - By Guy Yost

OS/2 Insights - Remote LAN Connectivity - By John E. Johnston

Security Strategies - Caller ID for Remote Access Security: Part I - The Technology - By Eric Allred

Open Systems Solutions - Open Systems Desktop Technology - By Harold Hauck

Opening Windows - Windows and the 16550 UART - By Al Shing

On a Personal Note - Selling Yourself and Taking Risks - By Donald R. Fowler and Michael K. Sutton

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May 1995

High-Performance Remote Access - Distributed processing increases the amount of data moving to and from mainframe systems. Advances in legacy communications technologies such as SDLC, S/370 channel and RJE can impact the effectiveness of these interim solutions. By Paul B. Firth

Managing the Clients in a NetWare and Windows Client/Server Environment - The move to client/server also involves migrating users to Windows. Successful projects include plans on distribution, support and administration of client software during the initial roll out and the inevitable changes. By Julie Lemieux and Joan Linck

Enterprisewide Printing Strategies - Printing between dissimilar platforms is possible through the creative use of many tools. By Robert B. Logan

Networking Multimedia: Part II - Ample LAN bandwidth is just one piece of the multimedia networking puzzle. Network timing with a real-time server and sustained data transfer through prioritized network traffic are necessary for smooth video playback. By Guy C. Yost

OS/2, UNIX and Oracle: An Unlikely Combination? Using OS/2 to Manage UNIX and Oracle - Part III: Oracle SQL *Plus - Oracle's SQL *Plus is just one of the tools that can be easily accessed from either UNIX or OS/2. By Robert Simpson

CICSplex, Sysplex, Perplexed? Part II - New operating system and subsystem releases have introduced the concepts of dynamic workload management and CICSplex. These features enable the 9672 Parallel Transaction Server to provide the desired level of service to users, making the Parallel Sysplex a viable alternative to traditional mainframe processing. By Wayne Bucek

A Comparison of CMS Programming Interfaces: Part III - The Callable Service Library - The Callable Service Library routine can be used to show the file modes of accessed disks with the number of files, and a line with the totals of all files on disk. By David Kreuter

NetWare Statistics Boot Camp: Is Your Server Healthy? - By logging the general statistics reported by your network server, it is easy to identify and correct problems before they hamper user productivity. By Guy C. Yost

Managing Tables of Data in CICS - CICS provides some excellent facilities for the storage and management of temporary tables of data which are essential when handling online applications that are often difficult to management and costly to move from task to task. By Fred Schuff

MVS Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning: Part II - Performance tuning is a field of expertise that requires its own training, monitoring tools, investigation, and presentation skills. By Neil Ervin

Selling Technology to Management: Part I - An Overview - To the technologist, the need to stay timely with new technology and "killer applications" is easy to justify. However, to non-technically-minded management, justifying the importance of this new technology without a solid portrayal of what business problems it will solve is another story. By Leo A. Wrobel

MVS Tools & Tricks - VTOC Tidbits - Part II - By Sam Golob

VM Toolbox - The Dark Side - By John D. Kinne

VSE Tools & Techniques - Parse Routine - By Mark Hanna

Storage Management - Using the Dynamic Exits Facility - By Steve Pryor

NetWare News - Novell's Direction - By Guy C. Yost

OS/2 Insights - Hurry Up and Wait - Are Vendors Taking Their Suite Time? - By John E. Johnston

On a Personal Note - Finding a Job - By Michael K. Sutton

Open Systems Solutions - Open Microsoft? - By Harold Hauck

Opening Windows - Time and the Windows PC - By Al Shing

Security Strategies - Caller ID for Remote Access Security: Part II - The Products - By Eric Allred

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June 1995

MVS Performance and Tuning Tips - You can maximize the performance of your MVS system with these tips on measuring workload transactions, comparing CPU times and solving inconsistent TSO response times. By Cheryl Watson

Understanding CICS Performance on the RS/6000 - As the task of managing performance of CICS on the mainframe has changed, so too have the criteria for measuring performance. However, four specific areas still exist when tuning your CICS/AIX systems. By Doug Leech

Preventing Network Bottlenecks - Before tackling the issue of poor network performance, determine the area most likely causing the bottleneck; the communications channel, the disk channel and the actual file server are the most notorious candidates. By Robert B. Logan

Improving NetWare Printing Performance Using Peer-to-Peer Print Servers - Despite NetWare's embattled history with print services, recent NetWare improvements and third-party products can eliminate printer performance barriers. By Guy C. Yost

UNIX, Oracle and OS/2: An Unlikely Combination? Part IV: Oracle SQL *Plus - Here are a number of useful SQL *Plus scripts that can be executed from either a UNIX or OS/2 Environment. By Robert Simpson

Customizing Enterprise Printing - With OS/2 Communications Manager/2's Printer Definition Table (PDT), users can use the printer's existing fonts to create customized reports and forms, something which can be difficult with nature mainframe utilities. By David Eyrich

VM on the 'Net: Part I - TCP/IP - TCP/IP provides the basic necessities for connecting VM to the Internet: It allows computers to exchange messages, files and terminal sessions. By John D. Kinne

NetWare 4.x: A Spy's Perspective Part II - Miscrosoft's Retaliation - With the possibility of NetWare 4.x becoming an Internet rival, you can bet Microsoft will be watching this evolution very closely as it develops and refines the Microsoft Network. By John E. Johnston

COPYKEYS: An ISPF Solution - COPYKEYS allows ISPF users to copy PF Key settings between different ISPF applications. By Jim Moore

Converting to VSE/ESA 1.3.2: A Hands-on Experience - Only after close consideration of the compatibility of your current software versions and ensuring you have enough disk space for the conversion, will you be ready to take advantage of VSE/ESA 1.3.2's dynamic partitions and virtual disk capabilities. By Anthony L. Kelley

Selling Technology to Management: Part II - Designing Feature Packages - By designing feature packages, or specific sets of services and applications for technology, your core business divisions will be better able to determine the technological improvements that will provide the most profit for your company. By Leo A. Wrobel

Book Review: TCP/IP Illustrated, Volumes 1 and 2 - By Mark Bell

MVS Tools & Tricks - VTOC Tidbits - Part III - By Sam Golob

VM Toolbox - True Stats - By John D. Kinne

VSE Tools & Techniques - UTILITY: A Callable Subroutine - By Mark Hanna

OS/2 Insights - Warp FaxWorks - By John E. Johnston

Storage Management - Storage Administration Tools: The DFSMShsm Exits - By Steve Pryor

NetWare News - Gateways, Routers and Politics - By Guy C. Yost

Opening Windows - The Internet Assistant for Word for Windows - By Al Shing

Open Systems Solutions - The Reality of a Common Desktop Environment - By Harold Hauck

Security Strategies - Is SATAN a Good Guy? - By Eric Allred

On a Personal Note - Decisions, Decisions - By Michael K. Sutton

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July 1995

The Year 2000: Not Just an Applications Issue - Even though the year 2000 is several years away, systems programmers should realize that systems software is just as vulnerable to date-based errors as application software and can be tested in advance of the upcoming century change. By Jeff Furman and Albert Marotta

TCP/IP Addressing Traps and Pitfalls - When dealing with TCP/IP connectivity it is important to be wary of the many traps and pitfalls which exist. By Mark Bell

Windows 95 vs. OS/2: The Great Debate - Choosing between Win95 or OS/2 as a corporate strategy can be a daunting task. Each manufacturer provides compelling justification for its product, but to really find out how they compare, it is essential to take a look at each from a "hands-on" perspective. By Al Shing and John E. Johnston

Migrating to MVS/ESA SP 5: Part I - The Pros and Cons of SP 5 - MVS/ESA SP 5 provides some exciting new facilities to support advances in software and hardware. Migration to SP 5 can be an easy move with proper planning and additional CPU and storage resources. By Cheryl Watson

Hardware and Software Negotiating Tips: More Than Just Reading the Fine Print - To more effectively deal with alternative forms of computing and tighter budgets, comprehensive sales agreements defining specific cost parameters and performance criteria are imperative. By Howard W. Miller

Selling Technology to Management: Part III - The Executive White Paper - One of the most important steps in establishing technology purchases as a strategic part of the organization is the formulation of an executive "white paper": a document detailing the goals of technological improvements and quantifying their impact. By Leo A. Wrobel

Powering a LAN - Perhaps one of the most overlooked factors in a smooth-running LAN is a reliable power supply. However, too often it's taken for granted that an uninterrupted power supply is an end-all solution to power problems when in actuality it may only serve as an ineffective bandage. By Robert B. Logan

UNIX, Oracle and OS/2: An Unlikely Combination? Part V: Output - Using Oracle's SQL *Plus to execute a script produces copyright and startup messages that often cause important information to scroll off the screen. However, a simple C program can clean up this output and generate reports. By Robert Simpson

VSAM Performance Rules of Thumb - Given the many programming quirks not addressed with IDCAMS, here are a few tips to maximize your system's performance when processing VSAM Clusters. By Howard H. Glastetter

The Future of VM: An Interview With Mainframe Strategist Steve Drill - The computing market is regaining its pragmatism and the extreme swing toward total downsizing is giving way to a much more balanced position, one in which the mainframe, specifically the VM operating system, plays a valuable role. By John D. Kinne

MVS Tools & Tricks - Exploring SYS1.BRODCAST - By Sam Golob

VM Toolbox - Building CMS Logical Saved Segments - By John D. Kinne

VSE Tools & Techniques - Converting an EBCDIC Character String to Hexadecimal - By Mark Hanna

Storage Management - Aggregate Groups - A Methodology for Application Backup - By Steve Pryor

OS/2 Insights - PMQSIZE Fix - By John E. Johnston

Security Strategies - Read All About It! - By Eric Allred

NetWare News - Old CNE, New CNE - By Guy C. Yost

Opening Windows - Early Impressions of Windows 95 - By Al Shing

Open Systems Solutions - The Road to a Standard UNIX - By Harold Hauck

On a Personal Note - Insecurity in the Workplace - By Michael K. Sutton

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August 1995

Maximizing Your Automation Investment - Robotic tape systems have revolutionized the data center and dramatically improved information management. However, automation is not enough; data consolidation tools will enable you to better manage the data in an automated robot to obtain maximum efficiency. By Larry Walsh

Client-Based Electronic Report Distribution - A PC-based report distribution system provides a new twist on the mainframe concept of report distribution. By Howard W. Miller

Automation of Process and Configuration Management - The software configuration management and quality control procedures long since the standard in defense and safety-critical projects are beginning to appear in the commercial and technical arenas. Instead of manually applying these types of controls as in the past, now software tools can automate the process. By Ian Maslen

PDS Transfers Using EHLLAPI in REXX: Part I - An Overview of 3270 Concepts - With EHLLAPI, 3270 terminal emulation is supported over 3270 emulator cards, SDLC adapter cards or LAN adapter cards both under OS/2 as well as DOS/Windows. By Markus Pelt-Layman

MVS/ESA SP 5: Part II - Positioning for WLM Compatibility Mode - Regardless of whether you're planning to migrate to SP 5 in the near future or not, these positioning hints and recommendations are of value. Additionally, this article provides a checklist to follow to properly position your site for the migration. By Cheryl Watson

Selling Technology to Management: Part IV - Establishing Partnerships With Service Providers - A concrete game plan aimed at tailoring technology to core business applications will help your company negotiate pricing and services, creating instant competitive advantages and positioning you to become one of the superstars of tomorrow. By Leo A. Wrobel

Accessing NetWare Resources From a Windows 95 Workstation - Setting up your Windows 95 PC to recognize your Novell LAN can be simplified using the point-and-click capabilities in Win95's Control Panel. By Guy C. Yost

The Changing Role of the Help Desk - Information generated by end users is one of the organization's most valuable resources and must be managed just as any other resource. The help desk resources must be managed just as any other resource. The help desk is in the unique position of meeting this demand by becoming the organization's enterprise-wide information exchange facilitator. By David Parker

The CICS-DB2 Interface - The CICS-DB2 interface equips CICS applications with powerful relational database capabilities. A proper understanding of this interface will allow it to be properly defined for optimum performance. By Michael B. LaChance

Parity Errors: Solving Problems Bit by Bit - A parity bit is used to detect any single-bit errors that may occur during the transmission of a bit stream. Error checking using a parity bit enables a computer to do a quick check on the byte of information it just received to help ensure the accuracy of the information. By Jesse Santana

VM on the 'Net: Part II - The Enhancements - While the TCP/IP program product provides the base capabilities to access the Internet, the enhancements make browsing easy and enjoyable. By John D. Kinne

MVS Tools & Tricks - A Novices Guide to Assembler Programming: - Part I - By Sam Golob

VM Toolbox - Using CMS Logical Saved Segments - By John D. Kinne

VSE Tools & Techniques - Modifying JCL Procedure Startup - By Mark Hanna

Storage Management - Security Concerns in Storage Administration - By Steve Pryor

Open Systems Solutions - Reflections on Industry Education - By Harold Hauck

Opening Windows - The Microsoft Network - By Al Shing

NetWare News - Cheaper Expertise? - By Guy C. Yost

OS/2 Insights - A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - By John E. Johnston

Security Strategies - Auditing NetWare 3.x Revisited - By Eric Allred

On a Personal Note - Changing Jobs - By Michael K. Sutton

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September 1995

Managing Your Organization's Data Hierarchical Storage Management provides an effective means for an organization to protect its data and control network resources by automating the migration process and retrieval of archive material. By Randall Thorburn

Frame Relay to the Rescue - This article examines how one company met the dual challenge of sudden growth mixed with a limited budget to come out a winner-saving an astonishing 55 percent on their monthly line charges and paving the way for future expansion. By Linda Dockstader

DB2 EDM Pool Performance - Identifying and resolving EDM pool performance and availability problems can greatly improve DB2 system and application performance. By Daniel Kitay

PDS Transfers Using EHLLAPI in REXX: Part II - Design and Coding - of an EHLLAPI Program EHLLAPI and REXX provide a powerful combination to add some new life to old applications using 3270 terminal emulation. By Markus Pelt-Layman

Migrating to MVS/ESA SP 5: Part III - Positioning for WLM - Compatibility Mode Continued Before considering the move to SP 5, there are several parameters you may want to change to improve performance and smooth the way. By Cheryl Watson

Installing Windows 95 - The moral of the story when upgrading to Windows 95 is to make sure you have a hardy backup of and clear path back to 16-bit Windows. In the meantime, certain Windows 95 files are key to determining where the system is failing and what's causing it. By Al Shing

Balancing Performance and Practicality With NetWare Connect - Novell's NetWare Connect is designed to handle the burgeoning number of remote users. Now, LAN managers are faced with the decision between remote node or remote control access: it's a question of practicality and performance. By John E. Johnston

An Introduction to Caching - Regardless of whether you're running a desktop system or a mainframe, all systems should have some type of cache. Cache reduces the performance mismatch between CPU and I/O. By Jeffrey C. Barnard

Eraseable Optical Stimulates Write-Once Applications - Eraseable and multifunction technologies have dramatically enhanced the opportunities for write-once applications. By David Kalstrom

Understanding Your Options in Building a Corporate LAN - This article introduces the novice to the world of LANs and the connectivity options that drive this technology. By Henry Wong

Book Review: CNE Training Guide: NetWare TCP/IP and NFS - By Mark Bell

MVS Tools & Tricks - A Novices Guide to Assembler Programming: Part II - By Sam Golob

VM Toolbox - Something Old, Something New - By John D. Kinne

VSE Tools & Techniques - A Subroutine to Submit JCL to the Reader Queue - By Mark Hanna

Storage Management - ISMF Lists: A Storage Administrator's Tool - By Steve Pryor

OS/2 Insights - OS/2, Pathworks, Novell, and Communications Manager/2 - By John E. Johnston

NetWare News - Exploring NetWare 4.1 File System Features: Part I - File Compression - By Guy C. Yost

Opening Windows - Windows NT 3.5.1 Workstation - By Al Shing

Open Systems Solutions - The Internet is Under Attack - By Harold Hauck

Security Strategies - Remote System Security Tactics - By Eric Allred

On a Personal Note - Picking Your Battles - By Michael K. Sutton

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October 1995

Using IBM's ADSM for NetWare Server Disaster Recovery - This article examines how one site utilized ADSM to aid in application and disaster recovery for its NetWare servers. By Carl DiMartino

The S/390 Microprocessor Hardware management Console - The HMC's architecture and features clearly illustrate IBM's commitment toward a single system image, single point of control for large systems management. This becomes increasingly important as the introduction of CMOS processors and Sysplex technology increases the number of processors and PR/SM partitions managed. By Michael B. LaChance

Using Windows 95 and Point-to-Point Protocol TCP/IP Connections - This article examines the techniques necessary to configure a Windows 95 client for dial-up networking using Point-to-Point Protocol and TCP/IP. By Guy C. Yost

MVS/ESA SP5 - Part IV: Positioning for WLM Goal Mode - Now that the pros and cons of SP5 have been presented and the steps for positioning for Workload Manager compatibility mode have been addressed, it's time to prepare your batch workloads for WLM goal mode. By Cheryl Watson

Using Client/Server Tools to Supplement Mainframe-Based Development Techniques - By supplementing traditional mainframe-based development techniques with client/server development tools, MIS can extend the life of legacy applications by building client/server front-ends that provide desktop access to corporate data. By Jim Edgemon

Adding Groupware Into Team Engineering - Groupware enhances the visibility of information within an organization which leads to better communication and a better understanding of a product's requirements. By Sohail Haque

NetWare Connect: Part II - NetWare's Remote Node Services - While Remote Node Services is not an end-all solution for remote connectivity, it can provide a very stable environment for dial-in LAN users. By John E. Johnston

The CMS Message Repository Facility - CMS' message repository facility is an excellent tool for application development. Message repositories are designed to store messages for one or more programs outside the program code itself. By David Kreuter

Systems Programmer to Systems Vendor: An Evolution - Before he was 21, Eric Thomas was a well-known VM systems programmer. - Author John Kinne interviews Thomas about his transition from providing gratis software to software vendor. By John D. Kinne

Book Review: Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway - By Mark Bell

MVS Tools & Tricks - Working With TSO: Part I - By Sam Golob

VM Toolbox - VMARC: Pack That Package - By John D. Kinne

VSE Tools & Techniques - How to Convert an EBCDIC Character String to Hexadecimal - By Mark Hanna

Storage Strategies - Desperately Seeking Space: Releasing Unused DASD Space - By Steve Pryor

NetWare News - Exploring NetWare 4.1 File System Features: Part II - Data Migration - By Guy C. Yost

Opening Windows - Windows 95: Ready for Prime Time - By Al Shing

OS/2 Insights - Tinyed: The Tiny Editor - By John E. Johnston

Security Strategies - Defcon III - By Eric Allred

Open Systems Solutions - ISDN Explored - By Harold Hauck

On a Personal Note - Politics in the Workplace - How to Win Political Battles - By Michael K. Sutton

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November 1995

Configuration Tips for NetWare for SAA on VSE/ESA and the 3174 - This article sheds some light on how to install a connection to VSE using Novell's NetWare for SAA 2.0. By Linda Dockstader

Upgrading VSE/ESA 1.3.5 to VSE/ESA 2.1 Via the Fast Service Upgrade - For one site, moving from VSE/ESA 1.3.5 to VSE/ESA 2.1 using an IBM System/9000 model 9221/150 with 32 MB of real storage, no NCP and no databases proved to be an enlightening task. By Anthony L. Kelley

Troubleshooting the Client/Server Environment - If you client/server system isn't performing as you'd hoped, these tips should help you make sense out of the complexities prevalent in this new environment. By Robin Schumacher

MVS/ESA SP5 - Part V: Positioning for WLM Goal Mode - The migration to goal mode can be simplified through the use of several techniques for defining performance groups for batch and TSO. By Cheryl Watson

Profiting Through Effective Network Management: Part I - The extent to which you address LAN platform and technology management concerns today will determine how well your company will implement systems tomorrow. By Leo A. Wrobel

Subnetting an IP Network: Beyond the Basics - The complexities of subnetting an IP network can be minimized using the small and large subnet examples presented in this advanced tutorial. By Mark Bell

NetWare 4.x Login Script Case Study - This article examines how one site is using NetWare 4 container login scripts to reduce the management requirements of the network and to provide a method to prepare for future file servers. By John E. Johnston

Security on the Internet - Tokenized passwords, firewalls, packet filtering, and encryption are some of the lines of defense against security breaches on the Internet. By Pushpendra Mohta

Using BetterGener to Improve System Throughput and Save Resources - This article examines BetterGener, an alternative to the IBM utility IEBGENER that performs straight dataset copying tasks considerably faster. By Paul Strauss

Tapping into MVS Free Data Areas - Systems professionals charged with monitoring, tuning and diagnosing the MVS system will find this introduction to MVS' control blocks helpful. By Thomas Bryant and Jeffrey Celander

DOS Function Keys to the Rescue - While you may not have used them for some time, there are several DOS short-cut keys for editing command line input and navigating through a directory -- savings you many keystrokes. By Robert B. Logan

MVS Tools & Tricks - Working With TSO: Part II - By Sam Golob

VM Toolbox - RDB: REXX Fullscreen Debugging - By John D. Kinne

VSE Tools & Techniques - PARM Update - By Mark Hanna

Storage Strategies - Inexpensive Storage Information Solutions - By Steve Pryor

NetWare News - Exploring NetWare 4.1 File System Features: Part III - File Compression Parameters - By Guy C. Yost

Opening Windows - Experiencing Crashes? check the CPU Fan - By Al Shing

OS/2 Insights - Using NetWare Login Scripts to Set OS/2 Environment Variables - By John E. Johnston

Open Systems Solutions - Pretty Good Privacy - By Harold Hauck

Security Strategies - Computer Crime: Security, Investigations - By Eric Allred

On a Personal Note - Choosing Your Words (Carefully) - By Michael K. Sutton

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December 1995

Forging More Big Iron or Growing Client/Server? A Management Dilemma - This overview presents three growth strategies now taking place in the IT management arena. By Mike Bunyard

Year 2000: The End of IS? - The days are dwindling for modifying date functions and calculations in your organization's programs and files. It's time for action. By Gerhard Adam

VSE/ESA 2.1: Eight Great Reasons to Switch! - Eight categories of implement in the latest version of VSE may convince you to upgrade to VSE/ESA 2.1. By Linda Dockstader

Building an ISPF-Based Corporate Management Information System: Part I - This article, the first of a two-part series, describes a user-built corporate management information system running under ISPF. The second segment addresses implementation and how to build your own system. By Michael Swetlow

MVS/ESA SP 5 - Part VI: WLM Goal Mode -- Started Tasks - This article offers recommendations on how to set up STC and online performance groups that will correspond to goal mode service classes. By Cheryl Watson

Profiting Through Effective Network Management: Part II -- Leveraging the Network Management System - This segment examines what a network management system should do to meet user demand for services and core business objectives. By Leo A. Wrobel

Client, Network, and Server Imaging Technology - This article highlights client-, network-, and server-based image processing systems and their suppliers. By Howard W. Miller

Caching in a VSE Environment - Disk caching will reduce the amount of time spent waiting for an I/O to complete, resulting in improved online response time and reduced batch execution times. By Jeffrey C. Barnard

Achieving Successful Integration of NATURAL and CICS (MRO) for Problem Resolution - This article focuses on errors triggered by disruptions in the NATURAL sessions under CICS, and how to make ADABAS/NATURAL and CICS cooperatively handle a distinct type of error condition. By Mory Bindler and Belinda Keever

Supporting the Needs of Remote Users - Network managers must consider what types of network hardware and software to use for providing LAN access to remote users. By Thomas L. Thomas

MVS Tools & Tricks - Keeping Up With the Unit Control Block: Part I - By Sam Golob

VM Toolbox: Linemode VM - By John D. Kinne

VSE Tools & Techniques: PDUMP Trace for Assembler Program Testing - By Mark Hanna

Storage Strategies: A Tape Efficiency Tool: The Volume Mount Analyzer - By Steve Pryor

Open Systems Solutions: MIME Enhanced Electronic Mail - By Harold Hauck

NetWare News: NetWare 4.1 File Storage Features: Part IV -- Disk Block Suballocation - By Guy C. Yost

OS/2 Insights: Tips, Tricks, Questions, and Answers - By John E. Johnston

Opening Windows: Setting Up Windows' Network Cards to Access CompuServe - By Al Shing

On a Personal Note: Executives Are People Too - By Mike Sutton

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