What is the command in mainframe avoid auto signout(TIMEOUT)

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What is the command in mainframe avoid auto signout(TIMEOUT)

Post by rajendra.pallala » Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:10 pm

What is the command in mainframes to REFRESH to avoid auto signout?

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Post by lucky.rohith » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:48 pm

the command for refresh is REF in commamd line

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Ref wont help the purpose!!

Post by gottabe.grenz » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:47 am

Ref is used to manually refresh the page for latest changes.. that wont stop auto sign out..

Type A in command line and press ctrl.
your session will be refreshed automatically in intervals. you wont be signed out

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Post by abhicet2003 » Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:30 pm

Goto SDSF and type &100 in the command line.

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Post by ovreddy » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:10 pm

Hi Rajendra,

Go to SDSF and give &n where n is number of seconds to refresh.

For example &10 will refresh every 10 seconds. You can come out of this by pressing SHIFT+ESC or ATTENTION KEY of your mainframe.


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&nnn should be used w/caution as some environments...

Post by seagreg » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:48 am

&nnn at a SDSF prompt should be used w/caution as some environments
will not allow you to sim/attn back out of SDSF to go do what you need to do. You will effectively "freeze your session" whereby your only out is by calling your HelpDesk for an administrator to force a session-end. If you use Xtra as your session emulator you might be able to do a Session->Disconnect followed by a Session->Connect to wrest control back into your hands.

Bottom line is that I've locked my sessions a few times over the years by using this. Sometimes it works in your favor & sometimes it'll bite you.
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Post by umer001 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:01 pm

you can use ref command in command line and in mainframe application modernization you know something this will help you to solve your problem
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Post by dbzTHEdinosauer » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:22 pm

umer001 wrote:you can use ref command in command line this will help you to solve your problem
as mentioned before, your answer is incorrect.

read a few posts earlier
since you obviously did not before
there is a good explanation of REF
and it has nothing to do with session timeout.
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not what you meant.

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Post by asif321 » Wed May 23, 2012 9:57 pm

On SDSF you can define the time that for how much time you dont want to sign out define the minutes there still have enable this
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Post by DikDude » Wed May 23, 2012 11:03 pm

Many organizations have this disabled. . .

If the terminal has been unused for the timeout period, why should you waste resources to avoid the timeout :?
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