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bhim_s

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Convert general FTP script to use SSH for secure file transf
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Please help if I need to convert FTP scripts running on MVS to use SSH to enable a secure file transmission from mainframe to Unix system.
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject:
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First, find out if SSH is available on your mainframe -- it is not a requirement of z/OS and has to be installed separately. If it's not available, you're not going to be able to do this without getting your system support people to install it. If it is available, your system support people can tell you the details of how it is set up on your system.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Convert general FTP script to use SSH for secure f
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Robert, didn't I see in another topic on SFTP that you posted some notes about it not being for use outside of a z/OS-to-z/OS transfer?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:24 pm    Post subject:
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Kevin: yeah, that's the other side of the coin -- from the manual:
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Due to limitations in the SECSH protocol with regards to EBCDIC platforms, sftp used with OpenSSH protocol version 1 is only supported from z/OS to z/OS.
So to go to a "Unix system" (whatever the original poster meant by that -- Sun, HP/UX, Linux on z, and so forth), you have to be running the right version of OPENSSH on the z/OS system: it appears APAR OA10315 might do the upgrade although I can't be sure since we're not running this at our site.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:31 pm    Post subject:
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Hy there,

first of all: we talk about protocol version 2, because then you are able to use ssh to connect to any other server, i.e unix, linux, aix, windows ad and
of course other mainframes as well.

you must prepare ssh, for you will be able to connect.
thus you have to decide, how you want to verify your keys, passphrases etc.
--> rsa-id, dsa-id, additional passphrases and so on...

if you need more information, read the IBM manual
IBM Ported Tools for z/OS. If you have z/OS v1.11 or less, then
you have the Ported Tools v1.1, if z/OS v1.12 or higher a new
upgraded version of Ported Tools v1.2 is available.
this includes all the features of openSSH....

kind regards,

martin9
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