Monitor mainframe sessions remotely

Monday, 24 March 2008, 6:39 PM EST

Users access z/OS mainframes using a 3270 terminal emulator. In this article, learn how to build a simple shell script for UNIX or Linux that gives you a second terminal emulator to view everything a mainframe user is doing in real time.

Users typically connect to mainframe computers (System z) using a 3270 terminal emulator such as IBM Personal Communications (PCOMM is a host communication and terminal emulation package that features 3270, 5250, and VT emulation; SNA application support; integration; and SNA and TCP/IP connectivity). If those users are located in the same place as the support team, it's easy for support people to help them recover from problems.

At IBM.

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