Telnet TN3270 Enhancements (tn3270e) Concluded WG

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WG Name Telnet TN3270 Enhancements
Acronym tn3270e
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-tn3270e-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Personnel Chair Michael Boe
Tech Advisor Robert Moskowitz
Mailing list Address tn3270e@list.nih.gov
To subscribe listserv@list.nih.gov
Archive listserv@list.nih.gov

Charter for Working Group

Present specifications for access to 3270 and 5250 based applications
over TCP/IP require improvement to become more commercially viable.
Security, Service Location, Response Time, and Session Balancing are
improvement examples.

The WG will drive to update and extend the standards specifications
proposed in rfc1647 and rfc1205 so that they fully support 3270 and
5250
style access to host (S/390 and AS/400) applications respectively in
today's environments.

Consideration will be given to work already in progress on protocols
for
accessing 3270 and 5250 based applications over TCP/IP.

Three protocol documents will be produced.

Deliverables

1. A revised version of rfc1647 (tn3270e) including clarifications of
the protocol, and security considerations. The revised rfc1647 will
be submitted to the IESG for advancement of the tn3270e protocol to

draft standard status. Currently it is a proposed standard.

2. A new standards track document defining options for the tn3270e
protocol. Such options are: IPDS printing, response time monitoring,
error reporting, session balancing, service location, and security.

3. A new standards track document defining enhancements to the tn5250
protocol. This new protocol will be called tn5250e. This is not
Display Station Passthru but printing, LU assignment, service
location, and security.

Milestones

Date Milestone
Oct 1998 Goal 2 tn3270e new options Incorporate any revisions and publish Internet-Draft.
Oct 1998 Goal 3 tn5250e Incorporate any revisions and publish Internet-Draft.
Oct 1998 Goal 2 tn3270e new options Submit to IESG for consideration for Proposed Standard.
Oct 1998 Goal 3 tn5250e Submit to IESG for consideration for Proposed Standard.
Aug 1998 Goal 2 tn3270e new options Publish Internet-Draft and issue Working Group Last Call.
Aug 1998 Goal 3 tn5250e Publish Internet-Draft and issue Working Group Last Call.
Jun 1998 Goal 3 tn5250e Gather operational experience from implementers.
Jun 1998 Goal 2 tn3270e new options Gather operational experience from implementers.
Apr 1998 Goal 3 tn5250e Conduct initial interoperability testing.
Apr 1998 Goal 2 tn3270e new options Conduct initial interoperability testing.
Done Goal 2 tn3270e new options Incorporate comments and publish proposed rfc for implementation.
Done Goal 3 tn5250e Incorporate comments and publish proposed rfc for implementation.
Done Goal 3 tn5250e Issue initial draft of new proposed rfc to listsrv for review.
Done Goal 2 tn3270e new options Issue initial draft of new proposed rfc to listsrv for review.
Done Goal 3 tn5250e Resolve issues with initial enhancements using the listsrv.
Done Goal 2 tn3270e new options Resolve issues with initial enhancements using the listsrv.
Done Goal 1 revised tn3270e (rfc1647) Submit to IESG for consideration for Proposed Standard.
Done Goal 1 revised tn3270e (rfc1647) Incorporate any revisions and publish Internet-Draft.
Done Goal 1 revised tn3270e (rfc1647) Publish Internet-Draft and issue Working Group Last Call.
Done Goal 2 tn3270e new options Propose a list of initial enhancements on listsrv for review.
Done Discuss scope of initial tn3270e enhancements at IETF session.
Done Goal 1 revised tn3270e (rfc1647) Conduct interoperability testing.
Done Discuss scope of initial tn5250ec enhancements at IETF session.
Done Propose a list of initial TN5250e enhancements on listsrv for review.