I am looking for suggestions and/or options for a process I am trying to develop, but for the life of me have not been able to find what I need so I thought I would join the forums here and see what if your guys/gals could offer me some options.
What I would like to be able to do is initiate a TCP/IP socket call from a Cobol batch process (MVS) to a offsite vendor server to retrieve some tracking information back and process it. Please note this is not a Cobol CICS process but rather a batch process.
I am not famliliar with the specifics of TCP/IP programming within Cobol so I was hoping someone might be able to offer some pointers or direction to somewhere that might offer help, a users programming manual would be great...just kidding but you know what I mean.
Anyway here is some system information that I can offer so that any help points me in the right direction.
Operating System: z/OS Version 1.7
IBM Mainframe Model : 2096-S07 Capacity Model Q04
IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 3.4.1
Please respond back if you need any further information regarding my request.
Thanks and Take Care