On Mon, 2 Sep 2002, Russell Hires wrote:

> I've looked through a few places, but I don't see any direction for actually
> connecting from my linux client to the AS400. What do I need to do? Just
> enter this from the command line:
> tn5250 hostname
> ?
> Is that all? Any parameters, or anything else?

That will certainly work and is a good place to start.  But there are
plenty of parameters you can set to customize things just the way you
want.  But not much is required.  Here is what I like to do:

1. Create a file in your home directory called .tn5250rc

2. In that file put this:
<begin .tn5250rc snip>
myas400 {
        host = myas400.mydomain.com
        env.TERM = IBM-3477-FC
<end .tn5250rc snip>
Of course replace myas400 with the hostname of your AS/400 and
mydomain.com with your domain name.

3. From an xterm (or the Runn menu from Gnome or KDE) type:

xt5250 myas400

Now tn5250 will run much nicer than the default.

You may need to use SSL to connect or you may have other connection issues
that are specific to your location.  If the above doesn't work check that
a firewall isn't blocking you.  And of course report back and let us know
if things don't work out for you.

James Rich

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