Short answer:

Longer answer:
I did this exact (but PC using Java to the Mainframe) thing about 7 years
ago for Sprint, so my memory will not be the best.  From my experience you
can do this but the Mainframe does not "by default" speak TCP/IP.  There are
many applications, of which slip my mind, that we used to listen on specific
ports.  You can either define a protocol (header with actions and data) to
speak to the Mainframe or utilize Orb's.  Either way you would just open up
the port or establish the ORB and send the request over.

Now that I think about it I am not sure of the ability to utilize Orb's with
PHP.  Also, if you use the port method you will have to define some sort of
return mechanism.

This is off the top of my head.  So comments or suggestions would be great.


Robert T. Covell
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-----Original Message-----
From: Sridhar Moparthy [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 12:15 PM
Subject: [PHP] Accessing Mainframe

Hi All,

Is it possible to access IBM Mainframe from PHP on Windows? Is so, do I need
to install any software on Mainframe? Are there any "classes"  available to
do this?

I am using PHP 4.X on Windows.

Thank you in advance,
Sridhar Moparthy

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