Secure my Telnet Remote Terminal Session

IBM i has had the capability to utilize Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Security Layer (TLS) to secure the Telnet server for several releases. This feature was only for the server, until last year. Now instead of needing third-party Telnet clients to connect to your IBM i over TLS/SSL, you can use the native Telnet client. This is a necessary enhancement for customers who need to completely disable unsecure Telnet terminal sessions on port 23 on their IBM i servers. Starting with IBM i 5.4, it’s possible to use SSL with the Telnet client (TELNET or STRTCPTELN CL command) from IBM i to any SSL Telnet server.