On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Simon Coulter wrote:
> I hadn't thought of that option.  Certainly worth looking at, but a bit
> off-topic so I'll stop now.  Ooh, actually, back on-topic -- what 5250
> emulator do you use under BSD?

I use the open source TN5250 client that Michael Madore originally
developed for Linux.  It compiles and runs just great on FreeBSD.  Nowadays,
I'm very active in that project, I wrote the SSL support for it, as well
as the FreeBSD keyboard maps, and misc other additions to the client.

In fact, when I'm forced to use Windows, I get discouraged because I'm
stuck with emulators like Rumba that I don't like as much :)

You can find the client here:   http://tn5250.sourceforge.net

Or, go to /usr/ports/net/tn5250 in your FreeBSD ports collection, and
simply type "make install".

Incidentally, the support list for this 5250 client is hosted here at
Midrange.com. :)

> Does BSD have Samba support (so it might talk to NetServer)?

Samba compiles & runs natively on FreeBSD, just as it does on Linux (and
many other platforms as well).

Also, on the client side, FreeBSD has it's own SMB client which can be
used to mount SMB shares (instead of using Samba's SMBCLIENT).  Michael
Lucas recently wrote an article about it, which you can find here:


Additionally, FreeBSD supports both Sharity and Sharity-Light which can be
used to mount SMB shares. (Just in case you needed more options....<grin>)

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