Required Workstation Software
Connectivity Guide

The contestant must install various software depending on the workstation's operating system. Please see the section below that corresponds to your workstation.

Linux

The following software is required for contestants running Linux workstations.

  • x3270

    Refer to your respective Linux workstation distribution's repository to acquire and install x3270. If you are unsure of what the previous sentence means, use your favorite search engine to search for something like “Ubuntu 16.04 x3270 installation” or “Fedora 24 x3270 installation”. Once installed, you can open the 3270 emulator from the local terminal by entering the command x3270 or by searching the application menu.

  • OpenSSH

    In general, OpenSSH is installed by default into Linux. Test this by opening a local terminal session and entering the command ssh.

Mac

The following software is required for contestants running Mac workstations.

  • tn3270

    Brown University provides a tn3270 client that is freely-licensed for non-commercial use.

    Download it from here: http://www.brown.edu/cis/tn3270/

    Select the tn3270 release that supports your OS X version. Most Mac users will select the latest 3.4.0 release as it supports OS X 10.3.9 and later.

  • OpenSSH

    In general, OpenSSH is installed by default into Mac OS X. Test this by opening a local terminal session and entering the command ssh.

Windows

The following software is required for contestants running Windows workstations.

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