[rescue] AS400 iSeries questions...

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Mar 4 14:37:54 CST 2009

On Wednesday 04 March 2009, Mike Hebel wrote:
> Voices on the wind brought me a message from: Bill Bradford
> > On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 09:14:40AM -0600, Mike Hebel wrote:
> >> 3) What's the maintenance on these like?  Do I have to patch
> >> regularly even if I'm not opening it to the outside world?  Do I
> >> have to reboot it every night? When I patch?
> >
> > Reboot an AS/400 every night?
> >
> > *blink*
> >
> > Maybe reboot it once a YEAR.. 8-)
> Yeah...let's just say that I've run across at least one company that
> does that and let it go at that okay? :-)
> I take it these things are patchable without rebooting/IPL?

Patches?  We don't need no stinkin' patches!

Eh, if you're not connecting it to the internet, there's probably no 
reason to worry about being on top of patching it.  Well, even if you 
do, it's probably not enough of a target to worry about.  I doubt 
you'll find a skript kiddie that can figure out what to do after 
logging into an as/400. :)

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