Re: RCTE


Stuart Levy (slevy@uf.msc.umn.edu)
Tue, 29 Sep 87 11:07:26 CDT


I've just submitted an RFC that tries to deal with this problem --
it basically is CCITT's X.3 adapted for Telnet, with extensions.
So it does things like local editing, echoing, selective forwarding,
flow control &c, all controllable from the host side.
It -doesn't- try to do as much as RCTE. It also doesn't try to
provide for general local screen editing, e.g. interpreting & buffering cursor
movements -- that seems like an awful lot to pile onto a poor Telnet protocol.

I'm leaving the draft RFC for anonymous FTP from uc.msc.umn.edu,
as "staff/rfc.x3", if anyone's interested.

                                        Stuart Levy
                                        Minn. Supercomputer Center
                                        612 626 0211



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