110750 TEM: A Terminal Emulator for RSX-11 Version: 90.012, May
Submitted by: Thomas R. Wyant III, E. I. du Pont de Nemours, Richmond,
Operating System: RSX-11M-PLUS V3.0, VAX-11 RSX Source Language:
MACRO-11 Memory Required: 16KW Hardware Required: Dial-out Modem
Keywords: Data Communications, Emulators, Utilities - RSX-11
Abstract: TEM provides "dumb" terminal emulation over a full duplex
TT: line. It allows the user to "become" a terminal on a
remote system, and to do ASCII file transfers between
systems. TEM has been used to communicate with RSX-11, VMS,
RSTS and TOPS-20 systems, as well as non-Digital Equipment
Corporation equipment. It requires no software on the remote
system (and therefore has no error checking).
In addition to the basic functionality, TEM can automatically
issue canned commands to smart modems at the beginning and
end of a session.
. Local Echo.
. Automatic line feed on carriage return.
. Passthru of control/s, control/q, control/o and control/x
to the remote system.
. User selectable attention and end-of-file characters.
. Inbound and outbound character mapping.
. Specifiable record delay and prompt character for file
. Parity generation and checking.
. Eight BIT character support.
. Input line analysis, in ASCII, Binary, Octal, Decimal,
TEM requires at least RSX-11M-PLUS V2.0, VAX-11 RSX V2.0,
RSX-11M V4.0 or RSX-11S V4.0. If running under RSX-11M or
RSX-11S, it requires the full-duplex TT: driver, get/set
multiple characteristics, and unsolicited input AST's.
Correct access of named directories and files numbered in
decimal requires the FEAT$ directive. The GIN$ directive is
used to prevent nonprivileged users from using TEM to read
files that are none of their business (e.g.
LB:[0,0]RSX11.SYS). An attempt has been made to
conditionalize TEM for RSX-11M V3.2, but it has not been
checked. TEM can be initiated from and communicate
with any reasonable serial device, but there may be
restrictions if not being used on a TT:-type device.
Notes: Executable and/or object code is included.
Changes and Improvements: Eight BIT support. Data line monitoring in
Binary, Octal, Decimal, or
Hex (in addition to ASCII).
Restrictions: Operating System RSX-11M V4.0 or RSX-11M PLUS V2.0 or
later is required.
Media (Service Charge Code): 600' Magnetic Tape (MA) Format: DOS-11
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