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muzzamil.luqman 12-13-2005 08:41 AM

what is this x3270???
I am on FC3
Under system tools i have "x3270"

i have googled
but couldn't find any reasonable easy info.

can any body tell me plz whats it, and what is its use???

pats 12-13-2005 09:41 AM

its a terminal emulator for the 3270 terminal type. unless you explicitly need it for a particular purpose then you probably can just ignore it.
it windows when you've got hyperterminal and you use that to open terminal connections down a serial cable or whatever you can setthe terminal type. its similar to that.

if you don't understand what its for its very likely that you don't need to use it

chrism01 12-13-2005 10:49 PM

As he said, it's a terminal emulator, as it happens an old IBM std used to talk to mainframes. Sometimes known as a green-screen ie used to be green phosphor/writing on a black background.

muzzamil.luqman 12-14-2005 12:53 AM

is it something equivalent that we use in the windows for configuring e.g. cisco router through CON port???

pats 12-14-2005 07:16 AM

nope. it'll have an equivilent in windows which does exactly as chrism01 said. i assume its along the same lines as the way you configure routers and switches using a COM port but more substantial as its actually for configuring mainframes.
there is plently of info on google if you search for it but unless you've got an old ibm mainframe knocking around you're not really gonna be able to use this program

arkanunz 12-03-2008 01:20 PM

x3270 is a (great) free emulator of IBM 3270 terminals. It emulates a 3270 over telnet to connect to a IBM Mainframe (aka IBM zSeries).

It's very usefull to who works with them (banks, telecoms, etc).

More about TN3270 at

You can find more information about Z/OS and zSeries at

chrism01 12-03-2008 06:44 PM

did you notice this thread is 3 yrs old ??

arkanunz 12-03-2008 07:52 PM

errmm... not until now..


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