[TUHS] UNIX on S/370

Clem cole clemc at ccc.com
Tue Nov 21 14:34:11 AEST 2017


Right.    Generally you used the ps/2 as the terminals for AIX/370

Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite. 

> On Nov 20, 2017, at 10:40 PM, Ron Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
> 
> I'm pretty sure you could, but only on very rudimentary line mode stuff.    Note that an IBM mainframe terminal doesn't really have the same paradigm as an ASCII terminal.
> 
> You could go to a VM monitor and type IPL AIX and watch UNIX boot up.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TUHS [mailto:tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org] On Behalf Of Grant Taylor via TUHS
> Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017 10:29 PM
> To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] UNIX on S/370
> 
>> On 11/20/2017 06:15 PM, Ron Natalie wrote:
>> AIX deflected all this by actually making the user facing stuff hang 
>> off the i860/i386 nodes.
> 
> Does that mean that you couldn't access AIX/370 from a traditional mainframe terminal?
> 
> That seems bizarre to me.  But it does sound like some other strange things I've heard come out of IBM before.
> 
>> I remember talking extensively to Barry Appleman (VM’s TCP IP guY) 
>> about writing an X3270 xterm variant.
> 
> What would that have done?  Are you meaning an app that would run on
> non-AIX/370 OSs that could then act similar to the i860/i386 client / node?  (Was it trying to emulate a traditional serial dumb terminal?)
> 
> #confused
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Grant. . . .
> unix || die
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