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Old 05-26-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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Smile linux operating system built-in telnet command can use "VT400" function keys and key?

Hi, i am using linux OS, windows OS, want to connect using telnet to openVMS system, but the linux OS and windows OS build-in telnet command i dont know is it can use telnet for the VT400 function keys and keypad? or anybody have a suggest to use telnet connection with the VT400 function keys and keypad from Linux OS or windows OS.

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Old 05-27-2008, 02:54 PM   #2
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Become very familiar with termcap/terminfo

As linux releases have been updated, in my case Red Hat Enterprise, I found that /etc/termcap started to change, and then noticed this file did not even exist on Debian distributions.

You may have to get yourself a copy of /etc/termcap; fiddle with it to your satisfaction; preserve a copy of it; and point your applications to it.

I do see your terminal and the 320 mentioned in the termcap we have. I cannot post attachments to this reply; otherwise I'd give you the termcap we have.

You may well have to purchase a more sophisticated Linux terminal emulator than the built-in telnet client. I use Ericom's PowerTerm Interconnect for Linux. Eitherway, you'll have to set TERMCAP to a termcap file, and look into terminfo, as well.

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