Version 1.6 of the Sim390 mainframe emulator has support for tn5250 telnet clients. Sim390 acts as a tn5250 server, which allows a tn5250 client to log in to the MUSIC/SP operating system. Sim390 translates between 5250 and 3270 terminal data streams, so that MUSIC/SP thinks it is talking to a 3270, while the tn5250 client thinks it is talking to a 5250 server such as an IBM AS/400 or iSeries midrange computer. This is useful for testing tn5250 clients. Sim390 has been tested successfully with several tn5250 clients. Not all features of 5250 terminals are supported.

For more info on Sim390 (free for personal use), see:

www.geocities.com/sim390

For more info on 5250, see info5250.txt on the Tech Info page of the Sim390 site, or:

www.geocities.com/sim390/info5250.txt

- Dave Edwards




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