IBM Communications Server for AIX, V6 New Features and Implementation Scenarios

An IBM Redbooks publication


This new release of Communications Server for AIX includes many new features and functions that make CS/AIX a more important player in bridging the e-business gap between the Internet and critical legacy data applications. Support for secure TN3270 communications with SSL and load balancing with SLP are critical in insuring secure and consistent communications with the host. Support for high performance routing, branch network configurations, and channel attachment are significant in that they allow placement of Communications Server anywhere it benefits performance most in the customer's IP or SNA network.

This book covers the new features and functions in Communications Server for AIX, Version 6. Each feature is explained. Implementation steps are listed for most features, and sample scenarios are reviewed to give a better understanding of where a feature or function may fit in your networking environment.

Guidelines given in this IBM Redbooks publication are general. Several scenarios are included, and although actual customer networks most likely will differ, these scenarios serve as examples for customers to develop proper plans to expand or migrate their networks to meet future business requirements. Customers are invited to engage IBM in the planning process.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Overview
Part 2. Telnet services and enhancements
Chapter 2. Secure Sockets Layer support
Chapter 3. TN Redirector
Chapter 4. Service Location Protocol (SLP)
Chapter 5. TN3270 inactivity timeout
Part 3. SNA networking
Chapter 6. Enterprise Extender
Chapter 7. Branch Extender
Chapter 8. MPC+ support
Chapter 9. DDDLU enhancement
Part 4. Administration
Chapter 10. Web administration program
Chapter 11. CS/AIX licensing
Chapter 12. HTML and docsearch
Part 5. Application development
Chapter 13. 64-bit SNA applications
Chapter 14. Java CPI-C


Publish Date
30 June 2000

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17 July 2000

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