Midrange.com provides a large number of resources for users and developers of IBM i (System i5 / iSeries / AS400) computers.
Here you can find ...
All midrange.com resources are provided free of charge as a service to the online IBM i community.
If you have questions or comments about the services that midrange.com provides, please feel free to contact @midrange.com.
midrange.com was created to be a free online resource for IBM i (formerly System i, iSeries, & AS400) professionals.
midrange.com started life as The Midrange System BBS ... which was created as a cheaper alternative to News/34-38's NewsLink service. The first hardware the BBS ran on was a Compaq Portable II with a 12mhz 80286 CPU and a 20mb hard disk.
In 1993, the internet was starting to become popular, and on a lark, the midrange.com domain was registered and a UUCP account was setup with a local ISP.
Using software that allowed the BBS forums to be gated to email based mailing lists, the first list hosted by midrange.com was created ... MIDRANGE-L.
About a year later, the BBS system suffered a catastrophic hardware failure. Obviously this caused a bit of a disruption. After careful review, it was determined that the BBS concept would be abandoned, but the mailing list was still quite viable. After a bit of research, a new Linux system was installed and mailing list software setup.
midrange.com currently runs on a few Dell PowerEdge servers and Amazon AWS Lightsail instances. This website is running on an IBM i hosted by Franken i.
All mailing list's hosted by midrange.com are available in a searchable web archive. The archives are broken down by list, year, and month.
The software used to create the archives makes a 'best effort' attempt to mask email addresses.
The archives can be found at archive.midrange.com.
The best way to contact is us via email. Send email to @midrange.com.
Our postal mail address is:MIDRANGE.COM
In the event you cannot contact us via the email address shown above, you can also contact us at @fallingrock.net.
midrange.com provides a number of email based online disucssion forums.
Most of the lists are topic specific ... the RPG400-L list is for RPG discussion; the MAPICS-L list is for discussion of the MAPICS ERP system, etc. General IBM i topics are best suited to the MIDRANGE-L list.