Re: TCP/IP Terminal Servers

Philip Prindeville [?] (philipp@Larry.McRCIM.McGill.EDU)
Sat, 5 Mar 88 18:43:36 EST

Well, if the terminal is hardwired to a port, you could configure
that port's information to include a terminal type. Also, the
server could download into itself termcap(-like) information
to support supdup, which would do the appropriate translation.
Terminals? Everything: hp-26*, vt{52,100,200}, ansi, tvi*, etc.

As for supporting supdup, I'm not sure. Just about every place
I've worked has installed it (mostly universities). And the
standard BSD distribution comes with supdup in the /etc/services
file, even if the /etc/inetd.conf doesn't include a server.

My guess is that if it were supported by a terminal server
manufacturer, it would be a real win, and they might get a
leg up on the competition. But please, oh please, make
scrolling the default.


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