Thursday, December 6, 2007

Secure TN3270 z/OS Sessions in Linux

For the past year, I've dual-booted my work laptop in Windows in order to connect to our IBM z/OS mainframe using the secure TN3270 emulator supported in our environment.  Tired of dual-booting, I finally decided to figure out how to avoid booting into Windows.  Quite simple really.  I have already been using x3270 to connect to Unix System Services for z/OS and just read the MANPAGE to find out that I could use:

x3270 L:zos.host.name:23

to make a secure TN3270 connection.  Now I ... finally! ... have no reason to ever boot into Windows.