IBM hercules setup pics
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Mon Apr 10 13:07:35 CDT 2006
> In article <200604101740.k3AHeOsc025392 at yagi.h-net.msu.edu>,
> Dennis Boone <drb at msu.edu> writes:
>> > > Get a mainframe. Or at least something that speaks EBCDIC.
>> > That's kinda overkill don't ya think?
>> Ok, perhaps an S/36? Or a P/390 and a 3274.
>> Seriously, it's not like these things have RS-232 ports.
> It was the "mainframe" businss I thought was overkill, not the EBCDIC
> part. And yes, I realize they don't have RS-232 ports. That's
> obvious from looking at the back of the terminal :-).
> Didn't they make cards for an IBM PC so you could attach a terminal of
> this style to it?
Sort of. There's a card which will allow a PC to talk to a 3174
establishment controller. However, I don't know of any software that
will allow a plain-vanilla PC to talk to a 3174 without emulating a
mainframe or midrange system.
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