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dharani.nagarajan

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: SFTP in mainframe
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Hi,

Can someone tell me how to find if there is SFTP available in the mainframe system.

Can you please also provide me a JCL that transmitts file from Mainframe to LINUX server using sftp.

Thanks,
Dharani
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Akatsukami

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: SFTP in mainframe
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dharani.nagarajan wrote:
Can someone tell me how to find if there is SFTP available in the mainframe system.

By asking your support workgroups.

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Can you please also provide me a JCL that transmitts file from Mainframe to LINUX server using sftp.

This will be site-dependent; ask your support workgroups.
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daveporcelan

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject:
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My understanding is that SFTP is not available on the z/OS portion of the Mainframe.

It is available on the Unix side however.

To bridge the gap, we acquired a product called Co:Z from Dovetailed Technologies.

Without this product, we were unable to SFTP from z/OS.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:28 pm    Post subject:
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To get to UNIX:

From any TSO command line type: “TSO ISHELL”, hit enter.
This brings you into the ISPF interface to the UNIX Shell.

You would see something like this

Enter a pathname and do one of these:

- Press Enter.
- Select an action bar choice.
- Specify an action code or command on the command line.

Return to this panel to work with a different pathname.
More:

________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

Here you need to create the directories of the file whcih will be used in SFTP.

See if this helps you.

Thanks!
PMD
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:54 am    Post subject:
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Hi Dave,

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My understanding is that SFTP is not available on the z/OS portion of the Mainframe.
Is this the SFTP server or is there also no SFTP client in z/OS?

Currently one of my users runs lots of ftp processes to other hosts. Now they want the client process to be SFTP.

They neither want to use USS nor buy something . . .

Thoughts (anyone)?

Thanks,

d
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply to: SFTP in mainframe
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check
http://dovetail.com
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daveporcelan

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject:
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We needed Co:Z for both the Server and Client side of z/OS.

The link Enrico provided is the company/product we have.

Do to the inportance of SFTP transmissions to our buisness, we chose to pay for the Gold level support. We found the support to be excellent.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks for the follow-up!

If i read dovetail correctly (only a once-over) it appears that this runs under USS.

Is there nothing yet that will run a normal batch sftp client on z/OS?

I'm slow, but i will get there icon_wink.gif

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject:
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Is there nothing yet that will run a normal batch sftp client on z/OS?


That is correct. We went through USS (Unix System Services) for the SFTP using the Dovetailed product to bridge over to z/OS (in both directions).
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Ed Goodman

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:17 pm    Post subject:
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This always struck me as a weird gap for the IBM mainframe world.

I'm sure they COULD create an sFTP solution, I don't understand why they don't.

Is there a separately priced IBM product for this?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply to: SFTP in mainframe
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see here
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/features/unix/port_tools.html

they are free for anybody having a proper zOS license

for a while they were downloadable with no concern about zOS licensing.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:26 am    Post subject:
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He's BaAack,

Earlier i mentioned: "They neither want to use USS nor buy something . . . " when talking about their using sFTP on the mainframe.

Things change . . . Their requirement for sFTP now outweighs their wants.

Their support people have put something together that invokes sFTP in USS. They are just learning . . . Their process includes steps that use BXPCOPY and BXPBATCH. These are IBM's.

Is anyone successfully using something like this to send/receive via sFTP?

If you can post an example that is running, it would be most helpful. Please modify anything that is site-specific noting the change.

Most appreciated!
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:25 am    Post subject:
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Dick,

Please have a look at

http://ibmmainframes.com/about25333.html

looks like it was in place since before this thread...
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