[TUHS] UNIX on S/370

Grant Taylor gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Tue Nov 21 13:46:06 AEST 2017


On 11/20/2017 08:40 PM, Ron Natalie wrote:
> I'm pretty sure you could, but only on very rudimentary line mode stuff.

*nod*

> Note that an IBM mainframe terminal doesn't really have the same paradigm 
> as an ASCII terminal.

Ya....  From what (little) I know about 3270 (and 5250 for AS/400s?) 
reminds me of HTML forms with the mainframe as the web server and the 
terminal as the client web browser.  What with the mainframe sending 
[protected,hidden] fields to the terminal that displayed them and 
trusted what the terminal sent back.  *headshake*  Times were different. 
  I am guessing that there is also security through obscurity based on 
what information was available at the time.

> You could go to a VM monitor and type IPL AIX and watch UNIX boot up.

I wonder if USS / OMVS terminal ~ application on more modern mainframes 
still run into issues.



-- 
Grant. . . .
unix || die


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