On 11 Dec 2002, Mike Everidge wrote: > > Could you give me a scenario of a proxy setup for a telnet session > (5250/vt100) to an AS/400? > A scenario... 1) The proxy is running on port 8023 of System1. 2) The user logs on to system 1. 3) User wants to get to System2, which only accepts SSL connections. 4) User types 'TELNET LOOPBACK PORT(8023)' 5) A normal telnet connection is made to port 8023 on system1, since this doesn't go out to the network, you don't have to worry about encryption. 6) The proxy receives the connection, so it creates an SSL connection to port 992 on System2. 7) The proxy copies all data sent by the user's telnet client to the SSL connection on System2. 8) The proxy copies all data sent by System2 to the user's telnet client. In this way, the telnet client doesn't have to understand the SSL protocol, and the proxy doesn't have to understand the TELNET protocol. The proxy does the SSL portion, and the TELNET client does the TELNET portion. I hope this is what you meant by 'scenario', your question wasn't very clear to me.