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How do i interact with a ibm 3270 mainframe?
Oh, man, nostalgia rush. You're telling me there are still people using 3270 systems in 2009? That's extremely cool. I haven't connected to one of those things since gopher was in widespread use. I always liked tn3270 better than the garden-variety telnet, perhaps because the 3270 systems I had occasion to connect to made good use of available color capabilities; the telnet-based services I used, such as LOCIS, always felt drab in comparison.