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  • Latest Post - ‏2018-09-24T15:44:23Z by Mitesh_pat
Mitesh_pat
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Pinned topic How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

‏2018-04-19T19:43:08Z |

Hi - I am trying to record mainframe (3270) Blue Zone script in RPT but it is not recording/capturing anything. Please advice 

  • PaulLiskayHCL
    PaulLiskayHCL
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-04-20T05:45:34Z  

    This might help, any more details on the issue?

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21663908

  • Mitesh_pat
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-04-20T18:27:56Z  

    This might help, any more details on the issue?

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21663908

    I am able to record the script but it s all in Binary format (PFA) Can we record it using Unmanaged App?

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  • PaulLiskayHCL
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-04-23T14:58:45Z  

    I am able to record the script but it s all in Binary format (PFA) Can we record it using Unmanaged App?

    No need to record as Unmanaged App, the recording worked.

     

    But this looks like it was recorded as a socket test.  While still a socket test the binary can be displayed differently, this might help

     

    Might try right mouse clicking on the recsession (recording) and see if there's a generate TN3270 test from the socket recording

     

     

  • Mitesh_pat
    Mitesh_pat
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-04-23T16:08:07Z  

    No need to record as Unmanaged App, the recording worked.

     

    But this looks like it was recorded as a socket test.  While still a socket test the binary can be displayed differently, this might help

     

    Might try right mouse clicking on the recsession (recording) and see if there's a generate TN3270 test from the socket recording

     

     

    Thanks Paul. I tried different "Display Binary Format", but still not able to see the test data I provided in request.

    Also I tired recording using TN3270 format, but I am getting "This connection does not appear to contain a successful TN3270 negotiation" once i stopped recording ( Also I do see the packets were increasing during the recording)

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  • PaulLiskayHCL
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-04-23T16:16:32Z  

    Thanks Paul. I tried different "Display Binary Format", but still not able to see the test data I provided in request.

    Also I tired recording using TN3270 format, but I am getting "This connection does not appear to contain a successful TN3270 negotiation" once i stopped recording ( Also I do see the packets were increasing during the recording)

    If can't record as a TN3270 test then the original test was probably a socket test.  The resolution would be to play around with the client to get the TN3270 recording to work.  Did the technote provided earlier help?

  • Mitesh_pat
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-04-23T16:21:03Z  

    If can't record as a TN3270 test then the original test was probably a socket test.  The resolution would be to play around with the client to get the TN3270 recording to work.  Did the technote provided earlier help?

    Technote helped me to recorded as Socket but not as TN3270

    Do you suggest any other setting in RPT or In BlueZone i should mess with to record the script as 3270 ?

  • PaulLiskayHCL
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-04-23T16:46:41Z  

    Technote helped me to recorded as Socket but not as TN3270

    Do you suggest any other setting in RPT or In BlueZone i should mess with to record the script as 3270 ?

    The first rule of recordings that don't work is does the client work when not recording, outside of RPT.  Does Bluezone let you connect to the TN3270 system when RPT is not running?

  • Mitesh_pat
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-04-23T16:56:59Z  

    The first rule of recordings that don't work is does the client work when not recording, outside of RPT.  Does Bluezone let you connect to the TN3270 system when RPT is not running?

    Yes It does ( Outside the the RPT)

  • Mitesh_pat
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-04-23T17:33:11Z  

    I am able to record it using 3270. I checked "Enable recording of SSL/TLS encrypted communication" option during the recording ,and it captured all traffic. (PFA)

    Thanks Paul

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  • PaulLiskayHCL
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-04-24T14:19:18Z  

    I am able to record it using 3270. I checked "Enable recording of SSL/TLS encrypted communication" option during the recording ,and it captured all traffic. (PFA)

    Thanks Paul

    Good job!  Cool

  • Mitesh_pat
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-09-14T19:24:35Z  

    Good job!  Cool

    Hi Paul,

    We recently upgraded RPT from 8.7.1 to 9.1.1.1. When I try to record 3270 script I am not able to connect, and I will get Timeout error (PFA). It works without RPT. Can you please help here?

  • PaulLiskayHCL
    PaulLiskayHCL
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-09-24T15:13:02Z  

    Hi Paul,

    We recently upgraded RPT from 8.7.1 to 9.1.1.1. When I try to record 3270 script I am not able to connect, and I will get Timeout error (PFA). It works without RPT. Can you please help here?

    Hi, did you update the java policy files for RPT?

     

    They need to be this size:

     

     Directory of C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP\jdk\jre\lib\security

    07/02/2018  04:14 PM    <DIR>          .
    07/02/2018  04:14 PM    <DIR>          ..
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM             4,054 blacklist
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM           113,214 cacerts
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM             3,028 java.policy
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM            46,224 java.security
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM            46,224 java.security.backup
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM                98 javaws.policy
    10/12/2012  11:11 AM             2,253 local_policy.jar
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM                 0 trusted.libraries
    10/12/2012  11:11 AM             2,240 US_export_policy.jar

     

     

    see https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/nfrsblog/entry/downloading_the_unrestricted_jce_policy_files?lang=en

  • Mitesh_pat
    Mitesh_pat
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    Re: How to record mainframe (3270) scripts in RPT 8.7.1

    ‏2018-09-24T15:44:23Z  

    Hi, did you update the java policy files for RPT?

     

    They need to be this size:

     

     Directory of C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP\jdk\jre\lib\security

    07/02/2018  04:14 PM    <DIR>          .
    07/02/2018  04:14 PM    <DIR>          ..
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM             4,054 blacklist
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM           113,214 cacerts
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM             3,028 java.policy
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM            46,224 java.security
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM            46,224 java.security.backup
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM                98 javaws.policy
    10/12/2012  11:11 AM             2,253 local_policy.jar
    07/27/2017  02:47 AM                 0 trusted.libraries
    10/12/2012  11:11 AM             2,240 US_export_policy.jar

     

     

    see https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/nfrsblog/entry/downloading_the_unrestricted_jce_policy_files?lang=en

    Thanks Paul.

     

    I have updated security files, but i am still not able to record the script with 9.1.1.1

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