TN3270 on Terminal Servers

Chris VandenBerg (chris@ACC-SB-UNIX.ARPA)
Fri, 4 Mar 88 19:02:06 PST

An open letter to all those involved in the design of TCP/IP terminal
Is there some logical reason why none of the currently available TCP/IP
terminal servers do not employ a TN3270 mode? I have long thought this
would be a major selling point, now that the IBM 'frame environment is
becoming an ever-present player in the scheme of interoperability. I am
fully aware of the "cpu hog" nature of the 3270 to ASCII conversion but,
let's face it, we've got some pretty capable CPU chips in these boxes.
Am I the only one who sees that the need has yet to be filled(this is
certainly the classic "rhetorical question". I make no claims to fore-
sight but I AM a well-recognized Monday morning quarterback...).
                Have I missed a point somewhere?
        Please address replies and/or comments to me personally and I will
forward appropriate text to the net.
                Thanks in advance,
                                  Chris VandenBerg
                                  Advanced Computer Communications(ACC)
Disclaimer - Comments are my own and do not reflect the viewpoints of
my employer or (frankly) ANYONE ELSE I know.

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