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.
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
istrip (strip-8th-bit) flag on. This setting
gets inherited by the pseudo terminal on z/OS which causes an interactive
/bin/sh session malfunction.
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 (
$HOME/.profile or equivalent).
To avoid surprises, check that the shell has a tty before calling stty:
if [ tty >/dev/null 2>&1 ]; then stty -istrip fi