It’s not a secret that telnet or ssh access to a common server on which user CHUI programs are launched is the most profitable solution for the growth and development of an enterprise, unlike client GUI programs that are needed as powerful graphical workstations, which in turn pulling for more enhanced support as well as network resources. To create one new workplace when working with CHUI programs, there is no need to purchase expensive equipment, there is no need to maintain a very reliable and thick communication channel, to monitor the compatibility of the software and the settings of the workstation.
However, when working with CHUI (in the future this abbreviation will imply OpenEdge sessions under Linux / Unix) very often raises the question and the interaction between the program on the remote server and the workstation. And for many, the inability to print something on a printer, open a file in one of the office applications (MS Word, OpenOffice Writer, …), or put the file on a local disk without using additional software is the very barrier that makes decisions about abandoning the OpenEdge platform, even with economic and strategic advantages putty manual.
A bit of history. Everything started at the enterprise when the workstations were still with DOS, but Windows 3.11 loomed on the horizon. In those days, we used a DOS-telnet terminal emulator into which the RCP server was embedded. And printing from the side of CHUI looked like standard unix rcp copying to a remote server in a file called PRN. Well, respectively, just the files fell where the program told them. When Windows 3.11 appeared, it wasn’t easy and free to get the RCP server, and those that came across were unstable and had to be restarted. The emulator that worked for us was found – it was NetTerm. He almost arranged for us, since it was possible to adjust the color scheme in it, like under DOS, and it had an analogue of the RCP server built in – Z-modem, which allowed not only transferring files, but also launching other commands (for example, open file in NOTEPAD).