Problems with Tiny Term and 3Com Office Connect Lan Modem

Problems with Tiny Term and 3Com Office Connect Lan Modem

Post by Steve Pearso » Mon, 24 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Can anyone out there help? Or has anotne had the same problem?

I have a unix (SCO) server IP address 10.0.0.1 and 5 PC's accessing it via
Tiny Term 3.2 (Win32 version) all have IP addresses 10.0.0.2 to 10.0.0.6
inclusive. The network now has a 3Com Office Connect ISDN Lan Modem IP
10.0.0.254 the network's subnet mask is 255.255.0.0 consistent across all
machines. The problem is that when the Unix server is accessed using Tiny
Term the router opens up a channel to the internet and then after about 2
minutes you get to the Unix Login prompt. This does not happen when
accessing the Unix box via Microsoft's Telnet application. All machines can
access the internet through the router without any problems. The DNS server
for the PC's is set to 10.0.0.254 (the router) as described in the 3Com User
Guide. The only strange thing is thet that one machine had Dial Up access to
the Net and as soon as Tiny Term was accessed on that machine the Dial Up
Networking Connect screen would appear.

Does Tiny Term do a broadcast to the network instead of a direct connection
to 10.0.0.1?

I've had various emails from Century Software but nothing that helps in this
situation.

Anyone got any clues?

Steve

 
 
 

Problems with Tiny Term and 3Com Office Connect Lan Modem

Post by Donald Campbel » Mon, 24 Aug 1998 04:00:00




Quote:>Can anyone out there help? Or has anotne had the same problem?

>I have a unix (SCO) server IP address 10.0.0.1 and 5 PC's accessing it via
>Tiny Term 3.2 (Win32 version) all have IP addresses 10.0.0.2 to 10.0.0.6
>inclusive. The network now has a 3Com Office Connect ISDN Lan Modem IP
>10.0.0.254 the network's subnet mask is 255.255.0.0 consistent across all
>machines. The problem is that when the Unix server is accessed using Tiny
>Term the router opens up a channel to the internet and then after about 2
>minutes you get to the Unix Login prompt. This does not happen when
>accessing the Unix box via Microsoft's Telnet application. All machines can
>access the internet through the router without any problems. The DNS server
>for the PC's is set to 10.0.0.254 (the router) as described in the 3Com User
>Guide. The only strange thing is thet that one machine had Dial Up access to
>the Net and as soon as Tiny Term was accessed on that machine the Dial Up
>Networking Connect screen would appear.

>Does Tiny Term do a broadcast to the network instead of a direct connection
>to 10.0.0.1?

>I've had various emails from Century Software but nothing that helps in this
>situation.

>Anyone got any clues?

>Steve

TinyTerm does a DNS lookup unless you set-up a local hosts file for it
to use.

To bypass this create a hosts file with the IP and a name for your
server. In TinyTerm change the set-up to use the server name.

Regards
Donald Campbell [ SueDon Ltd - UNIX and Database Specialists (Sandhurst, UK) ]

 
 
 

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