Securing your Telnet and FTP sessions in z/OS

This intensivel one day course is highly practical and covers the setting up and testing of SSHD and SFTP in z/OS. The coursealso explains how the connections work and how all the data is logged in SYSLOGD.

This course is available world-wide for one-company presentations, either on-site or live, over the Internet via RSM's Virtual Clasroom Environment service.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe and define the Telnet server: SSHD
  • describe and define the operation and customisation of the FTP server and its major security features
  • explain the differences between SFTP and FTPS
  • describe and define SYSLOGD.

Who Should Attend

Experienced z/OS network technicians and systems programmers


A sound grasp of TCP/IP in a z/OS environment is essential. An understanding of both RACF and RESOLVER is also required.


1 day

Fee (per attendee)

£660 (ex VAT)


This includes free online 24/7 access to course notes.


Hard copy course notes are available on request from

at £50.00 plus carriage per set.

Course Code




SSHD UNIX file; SSHD - Using ICSF and /dev/random); SSHD - Creating configuration files; SSHD - Creating SSHD server keys; SSHD - Set up SSHD server userids; SSHD - Create SSHD server started task; SSHD - TCP configuration; SSHD - Verify z/OS DNS / Resolver operation.


The FTP server; FTPS and SFTP; Pros and cons of FTPS and SFTP; Customising the FTP.DATA dataset; Customising the PROFILE & SERVICES datasets; Starting FTP.


SYSLOGD -/dev/console and /dev/log; SYSLOGD - create the syslog daemon configuration file; SYSLOGD - create empty syslog output file; SYSLOGD - port and services assignments; SYSLOGD started task JCL; OMVS startup; SYSLOGD RACF definitions.

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