Solved

UNIX and Mainframe - Connectivity

Posted on 2006-06-10
3
1,106 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi,

What are the primary characteristics to be considered while connecting a mainframe to a Unix server?

I want to know How the connectivity happens , What are all the parameters to be considered?

In what scenarios the connectivity is required and which part of the Mainframe will deal with the which part of the UNIX from the code and the Environment prespective?

Please give me information on this and the links that  can provide me more information in this area..

Thanks a lot in advance

waiting for reply

Rajesh

0
Comment
Question by:m_razesh
3 Comments
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:giltjr
ID: 16879645
Is this homework?
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
JJSmith earned 250 total points
ID: 16915043

I'm afraid that the question is far too wide for a single expert forum such as this. The 2 environments UNIX and 'Mainframe' are quit diverse, even down to the way bit patterns ( characters ) are stored on the disk.

It is not natural for a UNIX box to 'connect' to a Main Frame - this will be facilitated by a custom interface of some sort ( 100's available on the market ).

The closest to a natural interface would be where Mainframes 'emulate' UNIX enviroments - these have been around some years but suffer from perfomance issues as everything is translated/interpreted.

In recent years a small number of Mainframe manufacturers have enhanced there 'inter-operability' with UNIX by housing LINUX
implementations and/or facilitating typical UNIX communication protocols ( ie TCP/IP ) and utilities ( ie FTP ).  

Similarly the UNIX end can co-operate with things like protocol converters (ie 3270) or character translations ( ebcdic/ascii ).

As always, software companies will offer products that run on both UNIX and Mainframes that allow your applications to communicate with each other via API calls or some message queing mechanism.

Sorry if the answer is not very specific, but quite honestly your question would take a team of people a significant amount of time to provide an answer for your particular environment.

Cheers
JJ
0
 

Author Comment

by:m_razesh
ID: 16924126
Thanks a lot for the reply ... Sorry for the flow of questions .. Will split the question more specifically and will ask you ..Thanks
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Attention: This article will no longer be maintained. If you have any questions, please feel free to mail me. jgh@FreeBSD.org Please see http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-update-server/ for the updated article. It is avail…
I have been running these systems for a few years now and I am just very happy with them.   I just wanted to share the manual that I have created for upgrades and other things.  Oooh yes! FreeBSD makes me happy (as a server), no maintenance and I al…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question