Hardware Configuration

Hardware Requirements

Listed below are the minimum hardware requirements needed to run Web Server/400. Basically, any AS/400 running V3R1M0 can run Web Server/400 just fine. The only challenging hardware configurations involved with Web Server/400 are the TCP/IP and Internet connections.

Network Configurations

In order for Web Server/400 to be useful, TCP/IP connections to machines other than the AS/400 running the product must be available. This is typically done through a Local Area Network (LAN) or through X.25. The outside machines might be PCs on the LAN or Internet customers attached to your AS/400 through a TCP/IP router.

Below are the most common network configurations that can be used by Web Server/400.

Web Server/400 over a LAN

Web Server/400 over the Internet - LAN Router

Non-Network Configurations

Currently, Web Server/400 is only useful if a Token Ring, Ethernet, or X.25 TCP/IP connection is available. A Web browser for the AS/400 is not available. If one were, then the content served by Web Server/400 could be accessed without a network connection.

Also, direct dial-up Internet access is now available on the AS/400 with V3R2M0 of the OS/400 operating system. However, since the TCP/IP support on the AS/400 does not support IP Routing this machine cannot operate as an IP router or firewall for other machines downstream connected to the AS/400 through a different network connection (e.g. Token Ring or Ethernet). The direct dial-up only supports the SLIP (Serial Line Internet Protocol) protocol (no Point-to-Point Protocol PPP support). As of this document's publishing, the fastest line supported by SLIP on the AS/400 is 19.2K bits/second. The LAN connections discussed earlier in this document are the recommended means too obtain the peak performance of your AS/400 and I/NET's Web Server/400 on the Internet.