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PI93278: NEW FUNCTION TO SUPPORT DBCS CHARACTERS IN CSSMTP

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • New Function to support DBCS characters in CSSMTP.
    
    ADDITIONAL SYMPTOMS FIXED BY PI93278:
    Characters in the input mail header that have no
    corresponding IBM-1047 characters are not translated
    correctly.
    For example, a customer has TRANSLATE set to 424 which
    contains Hebrew EBCDIC characters.  For the target server,
    CHARSET is set the ISO 8859-8 which is the ASCII counterpart
    of cp424.  The "Subject:" line in the header contains Hebrew
    characters.  CSSMTP attempts to translate them from cp424 to
    IBM1047 and then from IBM1047 to ISO88598.  Since IBM1047
    does not have Hebrew characters, this does not work.
    The resulting mail ends up with question marks displayed
    in the "Subject:" line where the Hebrew characters should
    be.
    This problem is fixed in the z/OS Communications Server
    Version 2 Release 4 code by defect 67359.
    PI93278 routes the 67359 fix down to z/OS Communications
    Server Version 2 Releases 1, 2, and 3.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users of the IBM Communications Server                   *
    * for z/OS Version 2 Release(s) 1, 2 and 3 IP:   CSSMTP        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * New Function of CSSMTP to support DBCS characters.           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply the PTF.                                               *
    ****************************************************************
    CSSMTP does not support DBCS characters.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI93278

  • Reported component name

    TCP/IP MVS

  • Reported component ID

    5655HAL00

  • Reported release

    230

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    YesSpecatt / New Function / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-02-02

  • Closed date

    2018-07-02

  • Last modified date

    2019-03-28

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

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

    UI56996 UI56997 UI56998

Modules/Macros

  • EZAMLERT EZAMLJSP EZAMLCFM EZAMLSMT EZAMLCFG EZAMLCAT EZAMLMN
    EZAMLRES EZAMLCON EZAMLCNF EZAMLCFP EZAMLUTL EZAMLEML
    

Publications Referenced
GC273664 SC273650 SC273651 GC273652 SC273661
SC273659        

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TCP/IP MVS

  • Fixed component ID

    5655HAL00

Applicable component levels

  • R230 PSY UI56998

       UP18/07/14 P F807

  • R210 PSY UI56996

       UP18/07/14 P F807

  • R220 PSY UI56997

       UP18/07/14 P F807

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Document information

More support for: z/OS family

Software version: 230

Reference #: PI93278

Modified date: 28 March 2019