The contestant must install various software depending on the workstation's operating system. Please see the section below that corresponds to your workstation.
The following software is required for contestants running Linux workstations:
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.
In general, OpenSSH is installed by default into Linux. Test this by opening a local terminal session and entering the command ssh.
The following software is required for contestants running Mac workstations:
Option #1 - x3270 Client Installation
Review Instructions here: http://planetmvs.com/mvsintosh/x3270.html
Option #2 - 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.
In general, OpenSSH is installed by default into Mac OS X. Test this by opening a local terminal session and entering the command ssh.
The following software is required for contestants running Windows workstations:
- Vista tn3270
Tom Brennan Software is providing their tn3270 client along with licensing to all contestants of the Master the Mainframe contest. Follow this link, download, and install Vista V1.27:
Check the email from the IBM Master the Mainframe Contest team for the license key that allows extended academic use of Vista tn3270.
PuTTY is a free telnet/SSH client provided by Simon Tatham. It can be downloaded from here:
See the FAQ for questions and problems: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/faq.html