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The   Capture  Network   Attributes   command  captures   the   network
attributes  and stores them  in the  NETWRKATTR data area  in TAASECURE
or  a  named  library.    The  companion  command  RTNNETA  returns the
network attributes  to their original  settings.   An option exists  to
prevent  changes  if  replacing   network  attributes  on  a  different

Typical  commands for  the capturing  and returning the  attributes for
the same system would be:



The intent of the  command is to  allow the current network  attributes
to be backed up  in a data area and restored when needed.   This can be
helpful  when distributing  network attributes, using  LPAR, or  when a
hot site is used.

The text description of  the NETWRKATTR data area  is updated with  the
current date each time CAPNETA is run.

Security considerations

The CAPNETA  command can be used  by the *PUBLIC  user.  It  adopts the
authority of  the Security Officer  to be able to  access the TAASECURE

The  RTNNETA command can  only be used  by a user  with *ALLOBJ special

This approach allows for the  CAPNETA command to be part of a  daily or
periodic  system  backup run  by  an operator,  but  only  a user  with
special authority can restore the attributes.

CAPNETA command                                       *CMD

   LIB           The  library  to capture  the  network  attributes in.
                 The default is TAASECURE.

                 A  data  area  by  the  name  of  NETWRKATTR  will  be
                 created in a  library (if TAASECURE is  not named) and
                 the data area does not exist.

RTNNETA command                                       *CMD

   LIB           The  library where  the NETWRKATTR  data exists.   The
                 default is TAASECURE.   The data  area must have  been
                 written to by the CAPNETA command.

   CHGTYPE       *ALL   is   the  default   to   change   all   network
                 attributes.   This  would be  the case  if 1)  You are
                 restoring  the attributes to the  same system (want to
                 refresh to  a  prior  set of  values)  or 2)  You  are
                 restoring to  a new set of hardware  that will replace
                 the old set.

                 *ADDLSYS  is  intended  for  the  case  where  you are
                 restoring an additional system  that should look  like
                 the   system  you   captured   the  attributes   from.
                 Because  it  is an  additional  system,  the following
                 attributes  are  not   restored"  SYSNAME,   LCLNETID,


A user with *ALLOBJ special authority is required for RTNNETA.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

           CHKALLOBJ       Check all object authority
           SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message


None,  the  tool  is  ready to  use.    The  NETWRKATTR  data  area  in
TAASECURE is created by the tool if it does not already exist.

Objects used by the tool

   Object        Type    Attribute      Src member    Src file
   ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

   CAPNETA       *CMD                   TAANETD       QATTCMD
   RTNNETA       *CMD                   TAANETD2      QATTCMD
   TAANETDC      *PGM       CLP         TAANETDC      QATTCL
   TAANETDC2     *PGM       CLP         TAANETDC2     QATTCL
   NETWRKATTR    *DTAARA                   No source

The NETWRKATTR data area is the TAASECURE library.


   TAANETDC   CL pgm

   TAANETDC2   CL pgm

Added to TAA Productivity tools May 1, 1996

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