3270 controller simulation

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Mon Nov 18 16:17:39 CST 2019

On 11/18/19 1:36 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> On 11/18/19 2:22 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
>> You can say that again.  We never could get HASP running on out 11-750
>> on BSD.  This was about 1984.   The Berkeley Systems Group even tried
>> and no soap.    This was a leased line setup with Bell 209 modems.
> "…HASP…" MVS / OS/390 / z/OS term.
> "…on our 11-750…" that sounds like a VAX term (11/750).
> Brain:  Wait a minute.  These are different ecosystems.  Yes, they are
> supposed to be able to communicate, but is that what we're really
> talking about here?

You've got that right--we leased our VAX on the condition from the
vendor that it could run HASP.  The BSD folks had a package from a third
party that claimed to do that.

We never figured out that it could.

The leased line was a 9600 bps sync from St. Paul to Santa Clara.  IIRC,
it was about $5K/month.

IBM hardware on the far end, feeding an ETA 10 system.   How's that for
a bizarre configuration?

Would have been nice had it worked.

By 1990, 9600 bps over voice-grade lines would be abysmally slow.


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