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Volume VI, Issue 12 December 2003

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IBM Mainframe Access Changing

By John C. Tyler


Currently, the Bureau of Information Services (BIS) has two pathways for IBM mainframe access for full screen and file transfer functions.  Their IP addresses are and respectively.  Early in 2004, we will be installing the next release of the IBM operating system.  In preparation for this upgrade, BIS has scheduled the removal of the older pathway on December 28th, as part of the regularly scheduled system reset that occurs every Sunday. This change is part of a series of cost saving measures.  Retiring the older network will save the state money.


There are still a few users that directly point to the old pathway IP address to get to mainframe applications, such as NECSES or MFASIS.  These users will lose connectivity after December 28.  (Users who use the new address or use the names or will not be affected by this change.)


If you have any questions about your connection to the IBM, please contact the technical person responsible for your PC.


John C. Tyler is a Senior Technical Support Specialist, in BIS’ Systems and Software group.  He may be reached by e-mailing, or calling 624-9446.

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