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TN3270 Enhancements (RFC2355)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 31 page(s) / 83K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Kelly: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes a protocol that more fully supports 3270 devices than do traditional tn3270 practices. Specifically, it defines a method of emulating both the terminal and printer members of the 3270 family of devices via Telnet; it provides for the ability of a Telnet client to request that it be assigned a specific device- name (also referred to as "LU name" or "network name"); finally, it adds support for a variety of functions such as the ATTN key, the SYSREQ key, and SNA response handling.

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Network Working Group B. Kelly

Request for Comments: 2355 Auburn University

Obsoletes: 1647 June 1998

Category: Standards Track

TN3270 Enhancements

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document describes a protocol that more fully supports 3270

devices than do traditional tn3270 practices. Specifically, it

defines a method of emulating both the terminal and printer members

of the 3270 family of devices via Telnet; it provides for the ability

of a Telnet client to request that it be assigned a specific device-

name (also referred to as "LU name" or "network name"); finally, it

adds support for a variety of functions such as the ATTN key, the

SYSREQ key, and SNA response handling.

This protocol is negotiated under the TN3270E Telnet Option, and is

unrelated to the Telnet 3270 Regime Option as defined in RFC 1041

[1].

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction ............................................... 2

1.1 Changes to RFC 1647 .................................... 4

2. TN3270E OVERVIEW ........................................... 5

3. COMMAND NAMES AND CODES .................................... 6

4. COMMAND MEANINGS ........................................... 7

5. DEFAULT SPECIFICATION ...................................... 9

6. MOTIVATION ................................................. 9

7. TN3270E SUB-NEGOTIATION RULES .............................. 9

7.1 DEVICE-TYPE Negotiation ................................ 9

7.1.1 Device Pools ...................................... 10

7.1.2 CONNECT Command ................................... 12

7.1.3 ASSOCIATE Command ................................. 12

7.1.4 Accepting a Request ............................... 13

7.1.5 REJECT Command .................................... 13

7.2 FUNCTIONS Negotiation .................................. 14

7.2.1 Commands .......................................... 14

7.2.2 List of TN3270E Functions ......................... 16

8. TN3270E DATA MESSAGES ............