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Weird thought for ISPF enhancement
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Nightwatch RenBand
2018-06-07 16:37:36 UTC
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I have long questioned the validity of TSO timeouts during normal working
hours. I question whether the resource savings, outweigh the resource
costs, including user time, of repeated logons and lost work.
MY personal solution is to take advantage of the excellent scripting which
comes with my 3270 emulation. Rocket Software BlueZone. It does logon,
password must be manual of course, sets up all my screens just like I like,
and then goes into a loop just less then the TSO timeout and does CURSOR
and ENTER and goes back to sleep. When something goes wrong in a major
system, I need my sessions UP and monitors RUNNING.

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Seymour J Metz
2018-06-07 17:02:06 UTC
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IMHO timeouts are a security issue, period. The resource issues of the 1960s and 19702 have not been relevant in a long time.

That said, I don't see sending a periodic Enter as a safe option. Isn't there something that you could sent that will have no effect on the session other than terminating and restarting the terminal wait?


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Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
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I have long questioned the validity of TSO timeouts during normal working
hours. I question whether the resource savings, outweigh the resource
costs, including user time, of repeated logons and lost work.
MY personal solution is to take advantage of the excellent scripting which
comes with my 3270 emulation. Rocket Software BlueZone. It does logon,
password must be manual of course, sets up all my screens just like I like,
and then goes into a loop just less then the TSO timeout and does CURSOR
and ENTER and goes back to sleep. When something goes wrong in a major
system, I need my sessions UP and monitors RUNNING.

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