solaris telnet VT420

Posted on 2009-04-17
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
How would I telnet from a Solaris 10 box to a Alpha 64 server while emulating a VT420 terminal.  This is required to have correct key mappings.

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thank you.
Question by:f3tpadmin
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omarfarid earned 2000 total points
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I think if you set env variable

TERM=vt420 ; export TERM

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ID: 24168550

Thanks for your response, I will try that out and let you know.
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by:Hanno P.S.
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First of all, you will need a terminal emulation software (or terminal hardware itself)
that is VT420 capable.
Second, depending on the shell you are using, you would set th TERM variable. As
omarfarid mentioned, for sh, ksh, bash, etc. you use
     TERM=vt420 ; export TERM
(Note that there are no blanks allowed before or after the equal sign "=" .)
Using csh, tcsh or the like, you would use
    setenv TERM=vt420
In any case, this shows the current setting:
    echo $TERM

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ID: 24184078

The Alpha box on that we are telnet'ing to is vt420, so that should be all set.  I should be able to get this rolling by the beginning of this week and will report back. asap

Thanks again for the responses.

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