New Find: AS400

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Wed Feb 2 20:56:43 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 18:02:49 -0800 (PST), Eric Smith <> wrote:
> David wrote:
> > I was under the impression that IBM would provide a password for non-commercial
> > use on the CICS machine assuming a valid chain of ownership was provided.....
> I tried to do that and they quoted me a price in the thousands of dollars.


> I bought the machine at an auction. I don't remember if I still had
> the auction paperwork at the time, but the IBM rep didn't ask me for it.

I picked this up from a private individual... no paperwork...
> The other problem is if you don't get the MULIC tape with the machine.
> That's "Machine-Unique Licensed Internal Code". Basically the software
> that runs on the bare metal, beneath OS/400. As the name suggests, it's
> specific to each model. And if you don't have that tape, IBM will be
> happy to sell you one for really big buck$.

I _did_ get a tape that was tucked into a pouch inside the back
cover... I don't know for sure, but I _think_ that is such a tape. I
did know that MULICs exist, and that it would be virtually impossible
to aquire if I it didn't come with the machine.
Received on Wed Feb 02 2005 - 20:56:43 GMT

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