Big Iron Discussion

In this podcast, we'll take a look at the people, technology, and culture behind one of the world's most powerful and important computing platforms, the Mainframe. Expect interviews, discussions, and interesting tidbits along the way, with your hosts, Frank and Jeff.

RSS »iTunes »

Episode 29 - Sam Reynolds - ISPF & Comm Server - 1.1.2018


Episode 29 - Sam Reynolds - ISPF & Comm Server - 1.1.2018

Interactivity and network communications.... without them, hard to imagine how you'd do much of anything on the mainframe, yet this is an area that is a mystery for many. In this episode, Sam Reynolds schools us on the past, present, and future of ISPF and Comm Server.


0:43 I heard "Expert"

4:17 A collection of components

7:09 How are we still working on ISPF?

9:18 Fielding requirements

13:21 Open Source?

17:51 Extensibility

19:52 Where did it come from?

21:59 When I grow up, I wanna do Comm Server

23:26 VTAM?

25:03 SNA

26:46 Literal Terminal Talk

30:26 How does SNA exist in a TCP/IP world?

36:26 A question

39:39 Next steps for Comm Server

41:07 SMCD


twitter: @TerminalTalk

Categories | Uncategorized


Filetype: MP3 - Size: 21.02MB - Duration: 45:43 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)