Automatic Device Name Generation (5250 Only)

The Telnet 5250 client function can generate a new and non-arbitrary DEVice NAME (DEVNAME) for a session without requiring per-session profile (.WS) customization or a user exit.

You can use keywords and special characters in the WorkStationID (WID) field (in the [5250] stanza of the Workstation profile) to cause some or all of the following information to be substituted into the DEVice NAME value that is sent to the TN5250 server:

When specified, the Collision Avoidance ID enables the generation of a new DEVice NAME if the Telnet server rejects a submitted name (which can occur when the old name is already in use on the iSeries, eServer™ i5, or System i5®). The ability to have a variety of names generated allows multiple sessions to the same iSeries, eServer i5, or System i5 from one or more clients using just one WorkStation Profile (.WS) file. The definition of the existing .WS file parameter WorkStationID in the [5250] stanza is extended to accomplish this.