This section gives workaround instructions on common error situations that may occur when using SSH Tectia client tools for z/OS or when using other Secure Shell clients to connect to SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS.
- Interactive Login from Unix to z/OS
When interactively logging in from a Unix (usually HP-UX) client host to an SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS host, the terminal is garbled and the shell does not accept input properly.
This happens because user terminals on Unix (especially HP-UX) often have the
istrip(strip-8th-bit) flag on. This setting gets inherited by the pseudo terminal on z/OS which causes an interactive
To avoid the anomaly, do one of the following steps:
Give the command "
stty -istrip" on the Unix host before connecting the z/OS host with Secure Shell.
stty -istrip" on the z/OS host in the shell init file (
To avoid surprises, check that the shell has a tty before calling stty:
if [ tty >/dev/null 2>&1 ]; then stty -istrip fi