Re: TCP/IP for IBMs?


Mark D. Eggers (eggers@dirac.cc.nd.edu)
Thu, 27 Oct 88 10:03:33 est


Russ,
     There are a variety of ways to connect your IBM PCs, 9370,
and 4381 to TCP/IP (sorry, don't know about the System 36). It
depends on what operating system you are running on the larger
boxes at to the solution. We use ACCES/MVS from ACC

720 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-9431

and have been quite satisfied with the results. Full screen access
to the IBM is provided either by tn3270 (from Berkeley or some
vendors, depending on the hardware) or SIMWARE running on the IBM (not
really nice, but survivable).

For VM systems, IBM's software seems to be quite nice. We don't run it,
but a researcher in our EE department (Dave Cohn, but a researcher in our EE department (Dave Cohn, DLC@IRISHVM, BITNET)
does, and he seems quite happy with it. I have heard nothing but horror
stories about KNET, although you could check the KNET mailing list
about this. I have no experience with either package.

For PCs, the best software that I have seen is FTP's PCIP.

FTP Software, Inc.
P.O.Box 150 Kendall Square Branch
Boston, MA 02142
(617) 868-4878

It has all the bells and whistles, and supports the widest array
of PC cards. It costs about $400.00 per PC.

If you need more information, just send email.

Standard disclaimer - The University of Notre Dame would prefer
        it if I didn't exist, and I am not a salesperson for
        any of the above mentioned software. I just use two out
        of three daily.

/mde/



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