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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Networking
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 15, 2017

Access Client Solutions - Signoff session when user closes ACS

When a user closes Access Client Solutions (ACS) by hitting the X in the upper right corner or otherwise closes it, it would be nice if the session is signed off immediately instead of being disconnected.

This should be possible to set op as an option in the HOD file.

Use Case:

Users are used to that when they hit the X in the upper right corner then the application is shut down. They don't think about first signing of the as/400 before closing ACS. This causes problems when they are updating a file with a record lock and then Closes ACS without leaving the application or signing off the as/400.

If we could select that closing ACS also forces a signoff to the session this would solve some problems.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 10, 2017

    Ultimately, this is a request for the IBM i Telnet server to support the Telnet RFC 727 - "Telnet Logout Option".
    This could make sense for a common telnetd found on simple ASCII based Telnet servers.

    On IBM i, the Telnet server is supporting RFC 4777 - "IBM's iSeries Telnet Enhancements"
    The TN5250E provides the means for a Telnet server and client to support the 5250 data stream, as documented by "5494 Remote Control Unit, Functions Reference", SC30-3533-04
    All other telnet client types for VT100(ASCII) or TN3270 are internally emulating a 5250 device type by the Telnet server.

    For this request, the closing of the Access Client Solutions (ACS) session by hitting the X in the upper right corner ends up closing the socket connection between the Telnet client/server.
    This is treated in the same way an actual 5250 device would behave when powered off.
    The action taken by the system is governed by the QDEVRCYACN (Device I/O error action system) value.
    Changing this from the default of *DSCMSG to *ENDJOB (or *ENDJOBNOLIST) will avoid attempting to disconnect the job by the work station when the CPF5140 is reported.

    QDEVRCYACN is a global setting applied to all Telnet client sessions uniformly and following the 5250 device emulation implemented on the IBM i.
    This cannot be applied individually by a HOD option configured by a single session.

  • Guest
    Apr 27, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Networking
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IBM i Access Family
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Mar 16, 2017

    As long as it's a configuration setting, our users like that "feature" as a holdover from Access for Windows.