This is an activiely developed version of emulators/hercules. Hercules is an open source software implementation of the mainframe System/370 and ESA/390 architectures, in addition to the new 64-bit z/Architecure. Hercules runs under Linux, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and NetBSD. Hercules was created by Roger Bowler and maintained by Jay Maynard. Jan Jaeger designed and implemented many of the advanced features of Hercules, including dynamic reconfiguration, integrated console, interpretive execution, and z/Architecture support. Relevant mailing lists include https://groups.io/g/h390-vm and https://hercules-390.groups.io/g/group. This version is developed by SoftDevLabs. The hercifc program, which is only used when configuring network devices, is installed suid root, only accessible by group "hercules".
Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.
The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.
Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.
Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.