MVS(Z/OS) TDP access to TD Server via TCP/IP

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MVS(Z/OS) TDP access to TD Server via TCP/IP

Hi,
Because of a history of company mergers, our production mainframe is 600 miles away from our newer teradata that's only on the IP network. Is it possible to configure the Z/OS TDP to use IP networking or is a channel attachment an absolute requirement?

Current we load to the older, slow box and then use unix to move data to the new box. We'd prefer to load directly from the mainframe to the new box. Physically moving (desirable) the teradata is prohibitively expensive(NCR really wants us to buy a new box).

Thanks
doug little