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IBM Mainframe

Download IBM Mainframe (tn3270) instructions in PDF format.


Auburn University uses a tn3270 IBM mainframe host for some administrative functions.

System Requirements
Mac OS X
On-campus or VPN connection
These directions were developed using Mac OS X 10.3.7.

1. Download tn3270 from left column:

When the disk image mounts, drag the tn3270 X application to your Applications folder (or wherever you’d like to keep it).

2. Download our configuration file in the left column for the IBM Mainframe

Place the configuration file (IBM Mainframe) on your desktop (or other convenient location).

3. Double-click the IBM Mainframe file to access the AU computing network.