Permission and Rejection Lists

If you specify ACCESS LIST CHECK=YES in the Mainframe Access parameter file and specify the access list filename in an //XDBACC DD statement in the Mainframe Access startup JCL, client connection requests are accepted or rejected according to the values you specify for the PERMIT and REJECT parameters:


The format of the IP address is the familiar dotted decimal notation. A complete Internet address consists of four decimal numbers or address groups, each in the range 0 through 255, with the groups being separated by decimal points.

You can specify complete Internet addresses to permit or reject individual clients.

You can also specify a range of consecutive Internet addresses in a single statement, by omitting one or more trailing address groups. This is known as a masked address specification. To decide whether or not a particular request is to be allowed, Mainframe Access first shortens the client address by removing trailing address groups that correspond to address groups omitted in the specification, then compares the shortened address with the masked address.

If you are using the access list mechanism, client connection requests from all addresses not specified in PERMIT or REJECT parameters are rejected.

Here are two example sets of access list parameters