IBM Ported Tools for z/OS Version 1 provides secure shell technology more commonly known as OpenSSH on the z/OS platform

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-109
May 25, 2004

 ENUS204-109.PDF (20KB)

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At a glance Publications
Overview Technical information
Key prerequisites Ordering information
Planned availability date Terms and conditions
Description Prices
Offering information Order now
 
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At a glance

IBM Ported Tools for z/OS Version 1 is designed to provide the select features of secure shell known as OpenSSH enabling for:

  • Authentication for both the client and server
  • Privacy through encryption
  • Data integrity
  • Authorization
  • Forwarding or tunneling
  • An optional feature of compression
  • Communication using SSH1 and SSH2 protocols

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Ported Tools for z/OS® is an unpriced program product designed to deliver OpenSSH for the z/OS platform. OpenSSH has been modified to operate within the z/OS environment.

OpenSSH provides privacy features through encryption of data that passes through the network. It can also help provide data integrity because it is designed to ensure that data travels over the network unaltered. OpenSSH is designed to provide a secure login and secure file transfer mechanism by making use of SSH protocols and OpenSSL technology. It is intended to allow a non-z/OS server to communicate with a z/OS server using the IETF Secure Shell protocols in a security-rich environment.
 
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Key prerequisites

IBM Ported Tools for z/OS Version 1 requires installation of z/OS V1.4 (5694-A01) or z/OS.e V1.4 (5655-G52) or higher.


 
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Planned availability date

May 28, 2004
 
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Description

IBM Ported Tools for z/OS is an unpriced program product providing the Open Secure Shell (OpenSSH). OpenSSH is an open source version of the SSH protocol suite of network connectivity tools. The tools provide shell functions that are authenticated and encrypted.

Why use OpenSSH? When you're running over unsecured public networks like the Internet, you can use the SSH command suite instead of the unsecured commands telnet, ftp, and r-commands.

IBM Ported Tools for z/OS is designed to provide the OpenSSH features of:

  • Authentication for both client and server
  • Privacy through encryption
  • Authorization
  • Forwarding or tunneling
  • An optional feature of compression
  • Communication using SSH1 and SSH2 protocols

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Ported Tools for z/OS Version 1 meets assessibility guidelines.

Trademarks

 
z/OS is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                     Order
Title                                                number
 
IBM Ported Tools for z/OS(R)                         GI11-2847-00
 Program Directory
 
IBM Ported Tools for z/OS                            GA22-7986-00
 License Information

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS) enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number or product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive e-mail notifications of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered or downloaded from the Publications Center

The site is available in English and Canadian French.

Displayable softcopy publications

IBM Ported Tools for z/OS Program Directory and IBM Ported Tools for z/OS User's Guide are offered in displayable softcopy form.

The displayable manuals can be downloaded from the following Web sites

IBM Ported Tools for z/OS Users Guide is planned to be available on the July edition of the z/OS Software Products Collection (CD-ROM), SK3T-4270.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Ported Tools for z/OS Version 1 is compatible with all hardware as listed in the compatibility statements of z/OS V1.4 (5694-A01) or z/OS.e V1.4 (5655-G52) or later systems.

Software requirements

IBM Ported Tools for z/OS Version 1 requires either z/OS V1.4 (5694-A01) or z/OS.e V1.4 (5655-G52) or later operating systems.

Performance considerations: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies 19 requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

  • MR00074101 Need secure TCP/IP connection to UNIX® System Services
  • MR1002032236 Need secure TCP/IP connection to UNIX System Services
  • MR0731032353 OpenSSH Support for z/OS
  • MR0129044344 Provide support for SSH protocol in USS
  • MR0201027056 SSH daemon for USS
  • MR0116023923 SSH daemon for USS
  • MR1021034734 SSH daemon for USS
  • MR1202032423 SSH daemon for USS
  • MR1223035150 SSH daemon for USS
  • MR0122046440 SSH daemon for USS
  • MR1231034020 Support OpenSSH in z/OS
  • MR0106043052 Supported ssh for USS
  • MR0305045740 Supported ssh for USS
  • MR1001027116 Need secure TCP/IP connection to UNIX System Services
  • MR050903482 Provide support for SSH protocol in USS
  • MR0527034925 SSH daemon for USS
  • MR0731032353 OpenSSH Support for z/OS

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the z/OS operating system.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

This is a no-charge product.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries (formerly SHOPS390) provides an easy way to plan and order the z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze the current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present the new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to the order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact an IBM representative (or Business Partner) to handle the order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit

Basic license: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Noncustomized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs.

Warranty applies: No

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

AIX®/UNIX Upgrade Protection applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection licensees: No

iSeries™ Software Subscription applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, eServer, zSeries, Systempac, Passport Advantage, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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