Subject: Re: differences between tn3270 and telnet
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2000 17:07:17
tn3270 is only of interest if you want to log into an ibm mainframe
and pretend to be a 3270 terminal.
> I am trying to figure out the main differences between tn3270 and telnet.
> (FreeBSD moved tn3270 from the base to its packages collection last year.)
given how many dinosaurs are left, this probably makes sense.
> I have never logged on to a "real" IBM 3270-class mainframe (just a lot of
> machines that act like it).
> What is a "IBM VM/CMS"?
CMS is a guest operating system which runs within a VM virtual
VM is an OS for IBM mainframes which runs other OS's, each in their
own virtual machines.
> Is there any current purpose for the tn3270 command?
If you have an IBM mainframe you need to log in to, yes.