Re: tn3270 and IBM's TCP/IP for VM/CMS


James B. VanBokkelen (JBVB@AI.AI.MIT.EDU)
Tue, 24 Nov 87 00:10:44 EST


As far as I know, their stuff has WISCNET ancestry, and functions with
Greg Minshall's Unix TN3270 (and IBM's PC version, and ours). One thing
to note is that TN3270 burns up a lot of a Unix box. Our PC code on an XT
is considerably faster than TN3270 was on a Sun with one user, when I saw
Greg using it last spring. I assume IBM's is, too. Of course, Greg may
have fixed this.

The alternative, Spartacus's translation of full-screen 3270 to VT100 escape
sequences, is easy on the Unix box, but hard on the mainframe. You pay your
penny, and you take your choices. You might want to look at both, if
possible.

James B. VanBokkelen
FTP Software Inc.



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