"Coder" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> When I rebooted a switch today, an AS400 running 4R5, I believe, (I don't
> administer the box in question) connected to it lost its Ethernet network
> connection (twinax console was still connected). A reboot brought the
> connection backup.
> Is there a way to prevent this from happening? If the Ethernet cable is
> unplugged then plugged back in the connection dies.
Is there a configuration setting that makes this stop? No. iSeries NICs are
very, very anal about being connected to something.
What I do is set up a reply-list entry to deal with it (WRKRPYLE). Just
have it answer 'R' whenever the message shows up. But even with this, it
will eventually quit retrying and vary-off the device.
Also, you said reboot, I hope you didn't mean IPL the entire system, just
varying off/on the line description (or if it is stuck in RCYPND status,
just '7 resume recovery' will do) and restarting TCP/IP will get it going