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SAS Connect Related

Hi,

 

I'm using SAS/CONNECT to connect to a Mainframe server from a Linux sevrer. This is what I wrote.

 

OPTIONS REMOTE=XXXX.XXX.XXX.XXXXX.COM COMAMID=TCP AUTOSIGNON=YES;

 

FILENAME RLINK "/XXX/XXX/XXX/TCPTSO.SCR";

 

SIGNON;

 

It has thrown an error "a communication subsystem partner link setup request failure has occurred".

 

1) What coudl be the reason for this error and possibel resolution for the same?

 

2) Is it a pre requisite that the two servers ( Linux and Mainframe ) need to eb inter connected in network? Because , when i issues the command "ping mainframe server name"  in my Linux machine, it didn't give any response to the ping.

 

 

Thanks,

Vijayanand.

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Re: SAS Connect Related

If you don't get a ping response, then the server can't be reached at all.

Which response do you get from the ping?

"ping: unknown host servername" or "PING servername (IP address) 56(84) bytes of data."?

If the first, check if the servername you received is correct. It may be that the definition is missing on your DNS server.

If the second, talk to the network administrator(s). A firewall might be misconfigured.

 

Once you can ping the mainframe (or you have been told that the mainframe is configured to not respond to pings - unlikely), use telnet to connect to it. It should give you responses according to what is expected in the tcptso.scr file.

The tcptso.scr is a text file that can be opened with any text editor, its syntax is quite straightforward.

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Re: SAS Connect Related

I just want to add that there are dubug statements in the scr file that you can uncomment for easier auditing the connection process.
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