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Telnet Usage  
by jeff roberts [jeffr at newhartsystems dot com]
posted on 2003/11/13

Will the Secure Sockets Library work for a telnet connection ? We have a TN3270 and TN5250 telnet client that needs to connect to IBM Mainframes computers using SSL.

thank you

by Pieter Philippaerts [Pieter at mentalis dot org]
posted on 2003/11/13

The Security Library implements the SSL3 and TLS1 protocols according to the official standards. So if your server adheres to the standard, everything should work fine.

However telnet sessions are usually secured with SSH instead of SSL; this protocol is not (yet) supported by the library.

by jeff roberts
posted on 2003/11/13


thanks ! In my case the servers are IBM Mainframe and Midrange computers and they are SSL using the RSA/MD4 protocols. When I get a test bed set up, I'll try it and post back

by Pieter Philippaerts [Pieter at mentalis dot org]
posted on 2003/11/13

MD4? Neither the SSL3 or TLS1 standard specify MD4 as a hash algorithm [and consequently, our SSL library doesn't support MD4 as a hash algorithm]. Are you sure it's not MD5?


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