I used tn5250 with SSH port forwarding for the longest time as my only
access to an AS/400 from home.  I also use CIPE (you can search freshmeat.net
for it) to create a tunnel from my Linux laptop to the firewall, then you
can use tn5250 to connect to the AS/400 as if you were on the AS/400's LAN.  I
can still use this method.

I've also used SSH port forwarding on a Windows client with Client Access with
some limited success -- depending on the version of Client Access, you have
to forward maybe a dozen arbitrary ports.  Once you figure that out, it does
work.

As for SSL, it should be very easy to add SSL support to tn5250 - it was
modularized that way originally.  A new stream "class" has to be implemented
which uses the OpenSSL API instead of the plain socketing API.  I wish I
had the time to work on it, as I can probably hack it out in a day or two.
Such is the life of the business owner *sigh*.

-Jay 'Eraserhead' Felice


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