BVSTools.com now Running on our own Model 515
Late in 2007 BVSTools took advantage of IBM's Partnerworld
offerings to software vendors and purchased a model
515 for product development and for running our web
This has allowed us to offer even better and faster
This also means that, because we are running OS V5R4,
the oldest release for our software will move from the
current V4R5 to V5R1. We of course will still offer
older versions of our software to customers that require
an earlier release.
BVSTools.com Address Change Reminder
BVSTools would like to remind it's customers of our
address change. If you haven't updated your contact
information for us yet, please do so using the following
201 Mapleridge Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
Looking for Help with your Project?
For years, along with providing software solutions,
BVSTools.com has also provided valuable consulting and
custom software for it's customers.
Projects have ranged from assisting with setting up
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) on the customer's machine
to creating large web based applications that run on
their iSeries and use RPG.
Our rates are very affordable and most of the work
can be done off-site, which saves time and expenses
We have also created custom software solutions as well
as provided on-site training and spoken with local user
groups on a variety of subjects such as:
- RPG CGI Programming
- The CGIDEV2 and eRPGSDK Toolkits
- Advanced RPG Programming
- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) setup for both client
and server applications
- HTTP Server Setup
- SOAP/XML and Web Services
- Sytem i email configuration
- General AS/400 Related application programming
No project is too small, and no project is too large.
BVSTools.com has contacts with many other independent
colleagues/partners to provide service for a variety
Us today to see if we can help with your projects
received an update in v6.07 that allows you now to supply
a value for a footer in emails sent using the MAILTOOL
This enhancement was added because of customer requests.
A lot of our customers have standard footers that they
wish to include in all emails.
Using the new FOOTER parameter in MAILTOOL users are
now able to specify the location of an IFS file that
contains a preformatted footer that can be included
in emails sent using the MAILTOOL product.
BVSTools encourages customers to submit ideas they
have for improving any of our software!
You can download the latest version of MAILTOOL by
BVSTools.com Software is Ready for V6R1
BVSTools would like to let it's customers know that
if you are planning on upgrading to V6R1 that our software
Using the IBM supplied Analyze Object Conversion (ANZOBJCVN)
command running on V5R4 we have tested the following
software offerings for V6R1 readiness:
Need a Temporary Registration Key?
There are times when you may need a temporary key,
such as rollover to a Disaster Recovery or High Availability
machine, or just testing out new software.
To receive a temporary key please feel free to use
the Quick Key feature located in the right hand column
of any page on our web site.
This week's FAQ Snap Shot is taken from the MAILTOOL
FAQ page located at http://sites.google.com/a/bvstools.com/documentation/home.
Q:How do you force a new line or a paragraph using
MAILTOOL and the Message Parameter?
A: Using the \n character sequence will force a
new line, so using two of them can also force a new
paragraph. This only applys to text that is entered
on the message parameter of the MAILTOOL command.
More FAQs can be found at
http://www.bvstools.com/faq.html. FAQs specific
to software can be found in the software documentation
section at http://sites.google.com/a/bvstools.com/documentation/home.
FTP Tool (FTPTOOL) - FTP Server Security
FTP Tool (FTPTOOL) was created because of the need
to add an extra layer of security to FTP servers running
on System i (As/400) machines.
Unless you have set up very strict object/directory
level access to libraries or IFS files you may leave
sensitive data exposed to users.
FTPTOOL allows you to set up security at a user and/or
directory level using a simple intuitive interface.
FTPTOOL also offers other features such as setting
up "triggers" to run when FTP commands are
run, anonymous logon, and FTP logging.
FTPTOOL is also a 100% iSeries native application!
As with any software, if there are any features you
would like to see added, feel free to contact us with
For more information on FTPTOOL,
feel free to visit http://www.bvstools.com/ftptool/html
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