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"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> 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.
>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'
[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
> 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
>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.