|Set the host to connect to. The URL is of the form [PROTOCOL:]HOSTNAME[:PORT]. The default protocol, if not supplied, is tn5250. See Protocols below for descriptions of the available protocols.|
|Set the translation table between ASCII and EBCDIC. This should match the CCSID of the interactive job. The default is 37. See Translation Maps below for more information.|
|Set the device name for the AS/400 to assign to the 5250 session. This should be up to ten characters long and consist of only letters and numbers. It will be converted to uppercase and used as the name of the 5250-compatible device on the AS/400. There may only be one session active with any given name at one time.|
|Log all actions to TRACEFILE. This file will get very large, and may contain sensitive information such as the password used to log in.|
|If set, then verify that the servers certificate was issued by a CA in the file given by the ssl_ca_file option. If the certificates issuer cannot be verified, do not connect to the server.|
|Specify the file containing the certificate for the CA that issued the servers certificate. If the server certificate is self-signed, CAFILE should contain the certificate displayed by the Digital Certificate Manager option Copy and paste certificate.|
|Specify the file containing the personal certificate, in PEM format. This must be a certificate associated with your user profile on the AS/400 by DCM.|
|If the personal certificate given by ssl_cert_file is password protected, the password may be given here to bypass the password prompt.|
These options are specific to tn5250 and xt5250.
+/-underscores Force or disable the use of underscore characters instead of the underline attribute, for terminals that do not support underlining but where tn5250 does not work this out itself. +/-ruler Turn the ruler feature on or off. When enabled, the row and column of the cursor will be highlighted. env.TERM=MODEL Set the terminal model name for the emulation session to use. The default depends on whether the terminal supports colour, and whether it is large enough to support the large terminal size. See Display Types below for valid model names. The default model emulated is an IBM-3179-2, a 24x80 colour terminal. font_80=FONT If tn5250 is running in an xterm, sets the font to change to when the terminal is in 80 column mode. This should be a valid X font name, such as can be chosen with xfontsel. font_132=FONT If the emulated terminal has a size of 27x132, set the font to use in 132 column mode, as for the font_80 option. beep_command=COMMAND If present, will run the supplied command instead of using the terminal beep. +/-uninhibited If enabled, automatically resets the input inhibited state when cursor movement keys or function keys are pressed. The default is disabled. env.VARIABLE=VALUE Set any other environment variables controlling the terminal session. A list of relevant variables is given in section 5 of RFC2877.
outputcommand=COMMAND Set the command that will be run to receive printer output. The default command is scs2ascii |lpr. env.IBMMFRTYPMDL=NAME Set the name of the host print transform description to use on the AS/400. This is the same as the MFRTYPMDL parameter on the CRTDEVPRT command. See the CL Reference or the online help for a list of valid values. env.VARIABLE=VALUE Set any other environment variables controlling the printer session. A list of relevant variables is given in section 7 of RFC2877. More generally, the variables are the parameters of the CRTDEVPRT command, with a prefix of IBM.
The supported protocols for the emulation session are listed below.
telnet Connect to the AS/400 using a normal unencrypted telnet connection. tn5250 is an alias for telnet. ssl Connect securely using an encrypted SSL session. This option is only available if tn5250 was compiled with SSL support. debug Instead of connecting to a server, replay the trace generated by the trace option. The path to the trace file should be given instead of the hostname.
CCSIDs on the AS/400 are listed in Appendix G of IBM manual SC41-5101-01, AS/400 National Language Support. This manual is available on the web at <http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr/BOOKS/QB3AWC01/G.2>.
Currently recognised values for the translation map are: 37, 256, 273, 277, 278, 280, 284, 285, 290, 297, 420, 424, 500, 870, 871, 875, 880, 905, and 1026. Most of these are translated to ISO-8859-1, also known as Latin 1. Some of them contain characters only present in another encoding, which is used instead. The valid CCSID values, and the Unix encoding used, are listed below.
CCSID Unix encoding Description Portugal, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand 256 ISO-8859-1 Netherlands 273 ISO-8859-1 Austria, Germany 277 ISO-8859-1 Denmark, Norway 278 ISO-8859-1 Finland, Sweden 280 ISO-8859-1 Italy 284 ISO-8859-1 Spanish, Latin America 285 ISO-8859-1 United Kingdom 290 JIS_X0201 Katakana Extended 297 ISO-8859-1 France 420 ISO-8859-6 Arabic 424 ISO-8859-8 Hebrew 500 ISO-8859-1 Belgium, Canada, Switzerland 870 ISO-8859-2 Eastern Europe 871 ISO-8859-1 Iceland 875 ISO-8859-7 Greek 880 ISO-8859-5 Cyrillic 905 ISO-8859-3 Turkey - Latin3 1026 ISO-8859-9 Turkey - Latin5
If possible, configure your terminal to use the appropriate encoding if your AS/400 uses any of these CCSIDs.
The following values are valid for the env.TERM option.
Name Description IBM-3180-2 27x132 monochrome IBM-3196-A1 24x80 monochrome IBM-3477-FC 27x132 color IBM-3477-FG 27x132 monochrome IBM-5251-11 24x80 monochrome IBM-5291-1 24x80 monochrome IBM-5292-2 24x80 color
Define a connection named dsp01 that connects to the machine iseries.example.com, using the German CCSID, a 132 column terminal, and printing underscore characters instead of using underlines.
host = iseries.example.com
map = 273
env.TERM = IBM-3477-FC
Define a printer connection, using host print transform to produce PCL output for an HP Laserjet compatible printer.
host = iseries.example.com
env.DEVNAME = HPLJ01
env.IBMMFRTYPMDL = *HP4
Define a secure SSL session, checking the servers certificate against the CA certificare stored in cacert.pem, and using the client certificate in jbloggs.pem to sign on automatically.
host = iseries.example.com
ssl_ca_file = cacert.pem
ssl_cert_file = jbloggs.pem
tn5250(1), lp5250d(1), http://tn5250.sourceforge.net/, RFC1205, RFC2877, II10918.
tn5250 is copyright © 1997 - 2008 Michael Madore. This manpage is copyright © 2001 - 2008 Carey Evans.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
tn5250 was written by Michael Madore, Jay Felice, Scott Klement and others; see the AUTHORS file for details. This manual page was written by Carey Evans.
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