stuff for trade

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon May 19 20:49:25 1997

On Mon, 19 May 1997 wrote:

> I have that book. It's by Scott Mueller and the one I have is 1988.
> Here's what it says (to add to your info):
> "...All this hardware is run by a program called the 3270 PC Control
> Program. This combination can support up to seven concurrent
> activities: one local PC DOS session, four remote mainfram sessions,
> and two local electronic notepads. With the assistance of the 3270
> PC Control Program, information can be copied between windows,
> except that a PC DOS window may not receive information. "
> The cards used are:
> 3270 System Adapter (communication 'tween the 3270 PC & 3274)
> Display Adapter (replaces PC's mono/cga card. No graphics unless...)
> Extended Graphics Adapter - XGA (required to get graphics)
> Programmed Symbols adapter (provides graphics with 3278/3279 stations)
> IBM also had an XT 370 that used the PC 370-P, PC 370-M, and
> PC 3277-EM cards.
> The P card emulates the 370 instruction set. This card has the
> Motorola 68K cpu's. It also has the 8087.
> The M card is the 512K mentioned above.
> And the 3277 card hooks up to the S/370 mainframe.
> So I reckon you have the XT 370.
> The price of the 370 attachments was $3,000 over the price of the
> XT this stuff had to go into. Jeez!

Awesome. What a cool find.

Speaking of 3270 stuff, does anyone have a use for any 3279 terminals and
IBM terminal servers, as well as some IBM printers (can't remember the
model number, maybe 3287)? I know a guy who has some that will go to
scrap unless someone wants to pay for the shipping.

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Received on Mon May 19 1997 - 20:49:25 BST

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