Increasing the Number of Simultaneous Incoming TCPIP Transfers

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question.

How can the throughput of incoming simultaneous TCPIP transfers to CA-XCOM Data Transport on the AS/400 be increased ?

Answer.

There are two parameters that can be specified when issuing the command to start the XCOM TCP/IP server. The start command used will be one of the following:  

STRXCTCP (start TCP/IP IPv4 server)
STRXCTCPS (start secure socket TCP/IP IPv4 server)
STRXCTCP6 (start TCP/IP IPv6 server)
STRXCTCP6S (start secure socket TCP/IP IPv6 server)

MAXCLIENTS    Default 2    Range 1- 50
This is the number of concurrent TCP/IP transfers than can be processed. This value specifies the number of clients (slaves) that XCOM will start.

MAXBACKLOG    Default 5    Range 1- 512

This is the TCP/IP request backlog parameter. It indicates the maximum number of TCP/IP transfers that can be queued up waiting to be processed. Any additional transfers after this number will be rejected. Set this parameter equal to the maximum number of transfers that can reach the AS/400 simultaneously.

The amount of storage initially required is 1K times MAXBACKLOG. In addition, if transfers arrive simultaneously, then buffers will be allocated by TCPIP for the transfers that are waiting.