Looking for AS/400

Brian Adams fink at stenoweb.net
Tue Dec 8 18:58:56 CST 2015

I was considering asking on that list, but I figured it was geared toward new machines.

I'll take a look.


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From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Kevin Monceaux
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Subject: Re: Looking for AS/400

On Tue, Dec 08, 2015 at 06:53:31PM +0000, Brian Adams wrote:

> Yeah, I've got an account on an AS/400 right now. I like the OS, I 
> probably couldn't do anything useful with it, but I like the look.

I've had an account there for years, though I don't use it much these days.  

> But having an account on a remote system isn't the same as a physical 
> system, ya know? And I don't have QSECOFR access of course.
> Maybe I can find one at a surplus or recycler, mm.

Having a box with full access is definitely a plus.  I have a 9406-270 in my living room that I found on eBay for a fairly descent price.  It's been encountering some memory errors for a while now, but seems to be hanging in there.  I might have to find some replacement memory, or a replacement box, one of these days myself.  There was a post on the Midrange-L list last month from someone with a couple of "old 525 systems" that he's looking to part with:


I contacted him recently and as of a few days ago they were still available.
I'd have grabbed one of them if I had the funds to spare at the moment.


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