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IBM Session Manager preventing BROADCAST messages from going to disconnected userids

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When using IBM Session Manger for z/OS, is there a way to send a BROADCAST message to active users only so that disconnected users that reconnect days later don't get the old message?


There is no option to only send a BROADCAST message to currently signed on users but you can send with the BROADCAST command with the FOR option that expires 1 minute after being sent.

For example -

 BROADCAST 'Hello World' ALL FOR 00:01

Alternatively consider implementing IDLELOGOFF 480 (after 8 hours) so that disconnected users do not reconnect to see an old out of date broadcast.

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Modified date:
18 November 2015