Discussion Board software - IBM AS400

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  1. Discussion Board software

    Maybe I'm on the wrong track in my thinking, but since we host our
    internal website (intranet) on our iSeries, I thought I'd ask my
    question.

    I am getting requests from our employees to have a discussion forum/
    message board for whatever reasons...

    Is there a way to have the iseries host it? Has anyone done anything
    like that? I keep bragging about our stable/secure iseries, it would
    be great if I could add more thing to brag about.

    Thanks.

  2. Re: Discussion Board software

    bo wrote:
    > Maybe I'm on the wrong track in my thinking, but since we host our
    > internal website (intranet) on our iSeries, I thought I'd ask my
    > question.
    >
    > I am getting requests from our employees to have a discussion forum/
    > message board for whatever reasons...
    >
    > Is there a way to have the iseries host it? Has anyone done anything
    > like that? I keep bragging about our stable/secure iseries, it would
    > be great if I could add more thing to brag about.


    I had long thought about writing a native NewsServer for i5/OS, but
    never pursued. I had at one time used one that ran on AIX, so if there
    is one available in binary, it can be run in PASE.

    IIRC the net.data provided [by a download?] a working /forum/
    utility; see each of
    http://dtwdude.com/forum.html
    www-03.ibm.com/systems/i/software/netdata/index.html
    www.ibm.com/netdata
    The Domino product features collaborative software including Sametime.
    A hosted Linux partition [would not require a logical partition]
    could run any of the plethora of sfw for that platform.?
    There are probably many PHP based packages that would suffice.?

    Regards, Chuck

  3. Re: Discussion Board software

    il 04/06/2008 21.49, Scrive bo 40319424:
    > Maybe I'm on the wrong track in my thinking, but since we host our
    > internal website (intranet) on our iSeries, I thought I'd ask my
    > question.
    >
    > I am getting requests from our employees to have a discussion forum/
    > message board for whatever reasons...
    >
    > Is there a way to have the iseries host it? Has anyone done anything
    > like that? I keep bragging about our stable/secure iseries, it would
    > be great if I could add more thing to brag about.
    >
    > Thanks.

    If your iSeries is powerful enough, I mean you should run a batch
    estimate first or look at declared mail/calendar user declared by IBM
    for your iSeries model and divide by 2 :-), I found that the best
    'collaboration' product with a wonderful web interface, is the Lotus
    Collaboration suite (domino mail + workplace + sametime)

    --
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    Spaccamaroni andate a cagare/Spammers not welcome/Spammers vão à merda
    Spamers iros a la mierda/Spamers allez vous faire foutre/Spammers loop
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  4. Re: Discussion Board software

    On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:49:23 -0700 (PDT), bo wrote:

    >Maybe I'm on the wrong track in my thinking, but since we host our
    >internal website (intranet) on our iSeries, I thought I'd ask my
    >question.
    >
    >I am getting requests from our employees to have a discussion forum/
    >message board for whatever reasons...


    Lotus sametime it'a a great piece of software but i won't suggest you to start
    with it. If you need a simple forum feature, and your iSeries has enough power
    in its processor and ram (and you are at least at v5r4), you might start looking
    at the thounsands offers in php and java floss platform.
    Well if you are looking for somthing to run *natively* take a look at forum jee
    web apps as thos listed here http://java-source.net/open-source/forum-software.
    Some of them may run in a was instance into your iSeries. Of all the application
    listed there in the past i used:

    mvnforum - had some problem in deploying it in a was 5.1 instance, once the
    problem was solved run without any particular problem, when i started using it
    DB2 was supported now it seem they are no longer supporting it

    jforum - no problem in deploy in was 5.1 and 6.0

    In PHP you can consider those two platform
    vbullettin and phpBB - had a chance to make both run on iSeries, but the db was
    outside on a separate server (well at least a decent pc, to run only mysql you
    don't need much more).

    You should also consider the suggestion from CRPence, running a linux partion on
    your iSeries might solve most of your problems.

  5. Re: Discussion Board software

    > In PHP you can consider those two platform
    > vbullettin and phpBB - had a chance to make both run on iSeries, but the db was
    > outside on a separate server (well at least a decent pc, to run only mysql you
    > don't need much more).
    >

    You don't have to use MySQL with PHP any more, PHP can now connect to
    DB2 on the AS/400.

  6. Re: Discussion Board software

    I wrote one a while back for my website. I eventually took it down
    because of SPAM. But if it's internal, it shouldn't be an issue with that.



    bo wrote:
    > Maybe I'm on the wrong track in my thinking, but since we host our
    > internal website (intranet) on our iSeries, I thought I'd ask my
    > question.
    >
    > I am getting requests from our employees to have a discussion forum/
    > message board for whatever reasons...
    >
    > Is there a way to have the iseries host it? Has anyone done anything
    > like that? I keep bragging about our stable/secure iseries, it would
    > be great if I could add more thing to brag about.
    >
    > Thanks.


  7. Re: Discussion Board software

    On Thu, 5 Jun 2008 02:20:23 -0700 (PDT), walker.l2 wrote:
    >> In PHP you can consider those two platform
    >> vbullettin and phpBB - had a chance to make both run on iSeries, but the db was
    >> outside on a separate server (well at least a decent pc, to run only mysql you
    >> don't need much more).
    >>

    > You don't have to use MySQL with PHP any more, PHP can now connect to
    > DB2 on the AS/400.


    It depends on how the PHP application was written. There's several
    database-dependant sets of APIs, and a wrapper called PHP Data Objects
    (PDO) that CAN be used to write fairly portable code for fairly simple
    database operations, IF the PDO code is written to be portable. (It's
    perfectly possible to write a PDO-based program that ends up being
    database-dependant by mistake.) And, as usual with such things for the
    i5, the system running PHP/PDO must be built against an appropriate
    version of DB2 Client v9.1 or later and an appropriate version of DB2
    Connect. http://us2.php.net/manual/en/ref.pdo-ibm.php has many of the
    details.

    --
    Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases
    to be serious when people laugh.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

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    Thanks for the responses.... I have lots of reading to do now..

    It would be a very small percentage of users utilizing the board maybe
    2 dozen at the most.

  9. Re: Discussion Board software

    bo skrev den 06-06-2008 00:36:
    > It would be a very small percentage of users utilizing the board maybe
    > 2 dozen at the most.


    I would suggest a Wiki.

    I made JSPWiki (http://www.jspwiki.org/) run under a Java web container
    a while back (probably Tomcat), and it should run fine on the i.

    --
    Thorbjørn

  10. Re: Discussion Board software

    AHA! I had just been reading about that as our network specialist
    just started working with it as well. I found some documentation
    about it so I plan on seeing if that will work. Thanks so muh!!


    On Jun 7, 9:49*am, Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen
    wrote:
    > bo skrev *den 06-06-2008 00:36:
    >
    > > It would be a very small percentage of users utilizing the board maybe
    > > 2 dozen at the most.

    >
    > I would suggest a Wiki.
    >
    > I made JSPWiki (http://www.jspwiki.org/) run under a Java web container
    > a while back (probably Tomcat), and it should run fine on the i.
    >
    > --
    > * *Thorbjørn



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