HostExplorer 14 (Windows)
Important note: BEN Application users should refer to the BEN Desktop Standards Document for information about text-based network access clients that have been approved for use with BEN.
OpenText's HostExplorer is the University's supported and recommended Kerberos Telnet and TN 3270 client for Windows PCs with connections to PennNet. HostExplorer is also a supported product for VT100 terminal emulation.
This version of HostExplorer has been configured to include profiles for many of the University's text-based application servers. It contains the secure profiles necessary to connect to the University's mainframe applications (SRS, SRFS, PR) on ivy.umis.upenn.edu to meet the security requirements that were implemented on December 1, 2009.
Windows 8 Compatibility
HostExplorer 14.0.10 functions correctly in Windows 8.
HostExplorer is site licensed at Penn and is available free of charge to members of the Penn community. HostExplorer is available for download using your PennKey and password.
Click on the download link below. In the "Save As" window, create or go to the directory in which you want to save the file, append .exe to the file name if it is not already there, and click "Save". Open this directory, double-click the installation file, and follow the on-screen instructions accepting the defaults. After you finish, you can delete the installation file.
Download HostExplorer 14.0.10
The following documentation is available for this product:
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To look up your local support provider, select your University affiliation above. You also may call First Call at 215-573-4778 to request a referral if you are not sure who to contact.
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