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PI52704: ADD ATSIGN KEYWORD TO CSSMTP CONFIG FILE FOR MAIL COMPATIBILITY

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • Adding an ATSIGN keyword to support mail messages that switch
    between two code pages. Mail messages generated using code page
    IBM-273 are not compatible to use the standard at-sign symbol @
    in CSSMTP mail commands and headers.
    CSSMTP mail commands and headers are first converted to an
    IBM-1047 code page before they are processed. The at-sign
    symbol @ is in different locations for code pages 1047 and 273.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users of the IBM Communications Server for z/OS Version  *
    * 2 Release 1 and 2  IP: CSSMTP                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * New function to support an AtSign parameter option for       *
    * CSSMTP.                                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply PTF.                                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    New function to allow CSSMTP to translate non-industry standard
    "at sign" symbols in a mail message commands or headers to the
    IBM-1047 code page industry standard "at sign" symbol. This is
    provided as a migration aid for customers migrating from SMTPD
    to CSSMTP.
    

Problem conclusion

  • CSSMTP has been modified to add an AtSign parameter option. With
    this new option, you can configure an "at sign" symbol and
    CSSMTP will internally convert this configured AtSign symbol to
    the standard IBM-1047 "at sign" symbol in the SMTP commands and
    header in a mail message. This simplifies migration from SMTPD
    to CSSMTP for customers that use a code page other than the
    default IBM-1047 and that have modified mail generation programs
    to generate mail addresses with an "at sign" character other
    than the industry standard.
    
    Please reference the web link below for further information:
    For z/OS V2R1 go to :
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27047436
    For z/OS V2R2 go to:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27047437
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI52704

  • Reported component name

    TCP/IP V3 MVS

  • Reported component ID

    5655HAL00

  • Reported release

    220

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    YesSpecatt / New Function / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-11-17

  • Closed date

    2016-01-28

  • Last modified date

    2017-01-25

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    UI34977 UI34978

Modules/Macros

  • EZAMLCNF EZAMLCFP EZAMLCFG EZAMLCAT EZAMLJSP EZAMLCFM EZAMLMN
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TCP/IP V3 MVS

  • Fixed component ID

    5655HAL00

Applicable component levels

  • R210 PSY UI34977

       UP16/02/27 P F602

  • R220 PSY UI34978

       UP16/02/27 P F602

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Document information

More support for: z/OS family

Software version: 220

Reference #: PI52704

Modified date: 25 January 2017