• Subject: Re: SSL support for TN5250/TN5250E
  • From: mcrump@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 09:56:00 -0500

The word is that IBM will introduce encrypted Telnet support with V4R4
(announced 2/99, available 5/99).  It will support SSL at the server level.
Your client will be the other half of the equation of course.

SBireley@renex.com on 01/18/99 08:45:51 AM

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Subject:  Re: SSL support for TN5250/TN5250E

     YekSoon Wrote

     >Isn't SSL something that is supported by the web servers.If you
     >intend to allow access to your AS400 apps via the Internet
     >and probably thru' a java applet, the web server should be able to
     >Not sure if I'm hitting the right spot.

     SSl is supported by webservers, however, some implementations only
     support SSL for HTTP connections.  I am not sure if the AS/400 web
     server SSL functionality can be used for straight TN5250 connections.

     There is a new version of SSL called TLS (Transport Layer Security),
     developed by the TN3270E working group,that has been approved by the
     IETF.  IT is ssl, but provides for the negotiation of the secure
     connection during the telnet negotiation.  I think it may be awhile
     before this shows up in the AS/400.

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