Mailing List Archived Message #602

From: "Carl Gehr" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [eCS T60/T61] TN3270 on eCS [Was: T410: . . .]
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 14:16:44 -0400 (EDT)
To: "eCS ThinkPad T60/61 Mailing List" <>

On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 05:49:46 -0700, Neil Waldhauer wrote:

>On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 22:55:18 -0400 (EDT), "Carl Gehr" <>
>> Yes, there is a very good TN3270 package, Personal Communications
>> [PCom], that IBM provide(d).  As far as the 3270 emulation, it is all I
>> need.  Unfortunately, IBM has imposed an SSL requirement for certain
>> functions that the PCom that runs on OS/2-eCS does not support.  The
>> Windoze version has been enhanced to support SSL.
>I'm also using Personal Communications/2. I'm trying to get IBM's last revision
>for OS/2 (never released), but I don't know if SSL was added to that version.
>However, there's a chance that OpenSSL could transport the data if the 3270
>emulation session was configured for it.
>Rather than SSL, my site is using the Cisco VPN, equally unsupported by eCS.

Thanks for the idea, Neil.  I'll check with IBM to see if VPM might be
an acceptable alternative.  I've actually been looking into VPN for a
totally different situation.

The PCom that I have installed is, I believe, the latest.  I know it
also has a PTF on it that I got from Level 2 a long time ago.  When I
display the "About" screen, it says:
    "Version 4.3 for OS/2  20021008"
I don't know if that reflects the PTF or not.

Are you using PCom to an IBM site or to another site?  My problem is
with one specific IBM site.  If you want more details, maybe we should
discuss this off-line.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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