I presume you are talking about connecting multiple "dumb" terminals to a
you can do this via a number of options - multi-serial ports (Digi-board,
etc.) or Serial concentrators (Portmaster, etc.) or you can run X-windows
servers under WinXX (95/98/NT/2K/XP) and use xterm remotely (similar to a
telnet session or remote dumb terminal in most respects)
If you can tell me a bit more about the older system, I can be more
specific. What type of old terminals did/does it use? Is the application
aware of termcap/terminfo?
I'm in the middle of exactly the same scenario - old system (migrated
from Tandy 16/6000 to Altos to SCO Xenix on PC to SCO Unix on PC and now
to Linux on AMD Athalon
> I need to update an existing production system that has many character
> based entry screens. It
> is currently running on a unix platform, and I would like to use linux
> for the new system. What
> can I use to create character based entry screens on linux? I will be
> able to convert some
> screens to gui web browser type screens, but a few definitely must stay
> character based.
> The entry screens will need to query a database of course, probably
> Any ideas or suggestions?
Richard C. Pitt C.E.O. Belcarra Messaging Corp.
Embedded Linux Systems: Design, Creation, Integration
Specializing in USB, Flash, and all things TCP/IP