Re: transparent printer with pc
- From: bv@xxxxxxx (Bill Vermillion)
- Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 16:05:01 GMT
In article <dlhyf.7565$ZA2.2570@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Ygnacio Moreno <ebm7@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 21:47:20 GMT, Ygnacio Moreno <ebm7@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>Well, this sounds right. Only I'll be doing this over the internet. What
>>>should I use for the ip number in the /etc/hosts file? It will be
>>>different every time (dynamic ip) and so will be the server.
>> wait a sec.....the Unix server has a different ip every time? you mean
>> both machines are on dialup? and if that's the case, how do you know
>> what ip number to telnet to in the first place?
>> in any case, as long as you know the ip to telnet to, my previous
>> message still stands. I mean, if you already KNOW what number to
>> telnet to, then it's a moot point.
>> Larry Rekow
>> "Forget it Jake.....it's Chinatown"
>The Unix server is connected to the Internet and has a dynamic ip. I
>already set it up with ipupdater.com and can find it with
>However, the terminals they want to substitute with a PC has been
>working thru a serial modem connection and the server line has a serial
>modem connected to an equinox SST controller/multiport.
>I have tried entering the 'xxx.ipupdater.com host' info in the
>/etc/hosts file, but that didn't work for some reason.
>I guess I'll have them connecting the PC thru the serial modem and a
>terminal emulator, and forget telnet for now.
Nothing wrong with using the PC to connect.
But forget telnet COMPLETLEY. It's just too insecure. I've not
had telnet running on any machines I admin for at least five years.
As to the emulator - Bob Rasmussen posted about Anzio - and I have
a couple of places who tried other things and loved Anzio for both
funcionality [ which was the only one they'd found that let them
display 132 colum printouts on the screen ] and the price.
Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com
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