• Subject: RE: How can I connect to AS/400 by serial port under Linux ?
  • From: everidge <everidge@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 07:41:56 -0500

If you have a Serial Controller on your AS/400 (ASCII Workstation Controller)
you can connect either via modem or direct connect to this controller.  I've
done this in the past using standard dialup software and a VT100 emulator (both
come with Linux).  I haven't needed this in a long time since we usr TCP/IP.

Mike Everidge, IS Director 
Lakeway Regional Hospital


On Tue, 06 Mar 2001, you wrote:
> Csaba Erdei,
> 
> This solution might be considered "cheating" but here it is...
> 
> Get a CHEAP protocol converter - like a used Perle 394e with an ASCII card.
> There should be a lot of them on the used computer stuff market.  Attach it
> to your AS/400 (be sure to get the Perle documentation - you'll want it) via
> an RS-232 port.
> 
> Then, run a VT-100 session on your Linux box - that will be remapped (with a
> few keystroke getting messed up) to the AS/400 via the old Perle box.
> 
> Another way is to figure out some ASCII device configuration description for
> the CMN01 ports (on new '400s) that will respond to a VT-100 like terminal
> session.
> 
> Either approach will get you in without using TCP/IP, which can be useful if
> you have to ENDTCP and STRTCP on the '400.
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Rob Nettgen.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-linux5250@midrange.com
> [mailto:owner-linux5250@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Erdei Csaba
> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 2:08 AM
> To: LINUX5250@midrange.com
> Subject: How can I connect to AS/400 by serial port under Linux ?
> 
> 
> Dear Members,
> 
> I would like to know, how can I connect to an AS/400 by serial port
> under Linux when the TCP/IP is not running. In other words, is there any
> solution under Linux to have a Sign On screen like the Operations
> Console does in Client Access Express ?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Csaba Erdei
> 
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