Mailing List Archived Message #612

From: "Carl Gehr" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [eCS T60/T61] TN3270 on eCS [Was: T410: . . .]
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:42:13 -0400 (EDT)
To: "eCS ThinkPad T60/61 Mailing List" <>

On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 07:39:00 -0600, Andy Willis wrote:

>Neil Waldhauer wrote:
>> On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 22:55:18 -0400 (EDT), "Carl Gehr"<>
>> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Neil
>I think I have the latest version (4.3) and it does support SSL but does
>not support TLS like the windows version (which is what I need).
> From the help:
>Check the box if you want this session to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
>v3 encryption. The Telnet server to which the session connects must have
>SSL configured for this session.

I went back to the early documetation of the problem I was
having with access to the IBM system.  Here is the response
and conclusions that I received when I could not get the
logon to z/VM to work.  It is actually appears that the problem
is not with PCom itself, but with the 'Certificate Manager'
and/or Java.

[I've now said more than I know about what this really means.  So,
if there is anyone out there who understands what this means and
who might have a suggestion, I open to any/all options.]

> IBM Tech Response on 04-Feb-2008
>  Looking at the files you sent leads me to believe the
>Certificate Manager you received is defective. You stated
>you received it quite awhile ago and are using the latest
>version of 'JAVA,java full version "1.4.2_09-b05'.
>  I now understand that you are using 'eComStation' and
>you stated that you received the Certificate Manager as an
>add on.
>  We feel these are your options to us SSL for TN3270
>1.   Since this is a very old copy of Certificate Manager,
>   the latest copy of JAVA may not support some functions
>   used to display the panels that you are experiencing
>   problems. A test would be to use and OLDER version of
>   JAVA to verify if this is the case.
>2.   You will need to go to eComStation and request an
>   update for TN3270 for SSL/TLS support, which we
>   would think includes a way to manage required
>   certificates.
>3.   If I understood you correctly you stated you
>    received the Certificate Manager from someone in IBM.
>    If so, you will need to go back to that person and
>    request a new copy which interfaces with OS/2, verify
>    it interfaces with eComStation and that it supports
>    your current version of JAVA.
>   Sorry, but OS/2 is not supported anymore as well as
>IBM Comunication CM/2 for OS/2 or Warp 4.0.

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