Could you give me a scenario of a proxy setup for a telnet session
(5250/vt100) to an AS/400?


Mike Everidge, IS Director/CNA/CNE

On Tue, 2002-12-10 at 16:51, Scott Klement wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Mark Villa wrote:
> >
> > Anyone know of a way to telnet from one 5250 session to another using SSL?
> > The native client does not seem to have that capability?
> >
> You're talking about IBM's telnet command on the iSeries, rather than
> our open-source tn5250, correct?  If so, your question should be aimed at
> IBM.
> The only idea that I can think of is...  use a proxy.   In that case, the
> proxy would do the SSL work, and you'd use the IBM client to connect to
> the proxy.
> I'm not certain if there are any such packages generally available for
> purchase.  You might try asking about that on MIDRANGE-L.  However,
> this would be a simple program for someone familiar with SSL and sockets
> on the iSeries to write...  probably wouldn't take more than a few hours.
> If I'm mistaken, and you are talking about our open-source tn5250 client,
> then please explain your situation further.  I wrote the SSL support for
> the emulator, and if there's a problem with it, I'd really like to help.
> Good Luck!
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