FTP'ing Data to Lexonix Technologies

Introduction

This page provides details on using the common IBM FTP program to FTP binary data off your local MVS mainframe to the Lexonix Technologies anonymous FTP site, FTP.Lexonix.com.

General Notes:

General Instructions

The following is the specific information you will need to log into the Lexonix Technologies FTP site. Its use may vary with whether and how your company has implemented its firewall.

Host: ftp.lexonix.com
User: anonymous@lexonix.com
Password: user@node

Notes:

The following are the typical parameters for the IBM FTP job's INPUT DD file.

Non-Firewall Parameters Firewall Parameters
ftp.lexonix.com anonymous@lexonix.com@ftp.lexonix.com user@node
anonymous@lexonix.com
user@node
CD incoming CD incoming
TYPE I TYPE I
PUT 'originfile' destfile PUT 'originfile' destfile
QUIT QUIT

Notes on the parameters:

Sample FTP JCL for IBM's FTP Job

The following is a sample FTP JCL and job parameters for sending data to Lexonix from a firewall-protected site.

//... JOB (123456,xxx)
//* ftp file transfer protocol
//FTPSTEP EXEC PGM=FTP,PARM='FIREWALL'
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//OUTPUT DD SYSOUT=*,DCB=BLKSIZE=133
//INPUT DD *
anonymous@lexonix.com@ftp.lexonix.com myname@mycompany.com
CD /incoming
TYPE I
put 'input.data.set.name' outputname.bin
quit
//

Additional Information for Sending Raw SMF Data

If you are asked to send raw SMF data, you should include the line "LOCSITE RDW" in the INPUT parameters after the "TYPE I" parameter. This will send the SMF raw record images with the RDW field preserved. Without this parameter the SMF data is more difficult to process.