How can I start a DOS-application at a DOS-PC from a workstation running
UNIX ? Workstation and PC are connected by a TCP/IP-network.
Have anyone an idea ?
: How can I start a DOS-application at a DOS-PC from a workstation running
: UNIX ? Workstation and PC are connected by a TCP/IP-network.
: Have anyone an idea ?
not the best idea, but...
have the PC check for the existence of a file on a NFS mounted drive,
it the file exists, it runs your DOS app, if it doesn't, it goes back to
sleep for (x seconds) and then checks again. On the Unix box you can
create the file that the PC is looking for at any time (ie. touch file).
We do something similar to this to trigger weekend jobs on DOS boxes from
our Unix servers using a cron job.
I also think PC-NFS Pro2 had a DOS-Telnet server option which let you
telnet to a PC and run a DOS app.
Unix System and Network Administrator
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
I work on a distributed application, and have been tasked with a feature
that lets users start all of our processes on a set of configured machines
from one 'master' box. The options I'm looking at now are rsh vs. inetd.
inetd gives greater control (rsh lets you run any command, while with inetd
I can ensure only my scripts are executed) at the cost of more complexity
(writing what is still a simple script kicked off by inetd instead of the
rsh one-liner, and handling authentication ourselves instead of relying on
the OS). inetd is more difficult to administrate, but not by much. So, if
customers wouldn't mind enabling/configuring rsh, I'd rather go that route,
because it's easier.
Not being an expert, I'm aware that there's many other issues regarding
starting distributed apps, but the main question I'm concerned about here
is: would a network-savvy customer object to our app using rsh?
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