I have been holding off from responding to this thread because I developed Telnet/400 and I don't want to appear that I am promoting it. However, I can explain what is causing the "sluggishness" that you are talking about. Telnet/400 uses the VT100 protocol which means each keystroke is sent to the AS/400 and is not displayed until it is echoed back to the PC. Depending on the speed of the line it may appear slower when keying data, although I haven't noticed a significant difference. However, it does greatly simplify the programming and results in a very small program. This was my goal in developing Telnet/400. I wanted a program which would be easy to install and use and provide basic terminal emulation for the AS/400. It was never intended to be a full function emulator like Client Access and may not be suitable for everybody. > ---------- > From: Peter Dow[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 12:32 PM > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > Subject: Re: Green Screen access for customers - suggestions?? > > Hi Joe, > > You wrote: > >The one thing I didn't like about Telnet/400 is a delay after you key > > before it shows up on the screen. It's not a long delay, but it is still > > noticeable. Maybe that's just part of the shareware version. > > I just read a review of Telnet/400 by Brian Singleton that probably > explains > what you're experiencing: > > "One problem that eliminates this program from most remote communication > scenarios is that instead of buffering keystrokes and sending them to the > AS/400 when users press an activation key (such as Enter), Telnet/400 > sends > each keystroke to the AS/400 as it is typed and the AS/400 immediately > returns it to the workstation or terminal for display. This round trip for > every keystroke gives Telnet/400 the appearance of a sluggish application > running over slow connections and generates needless network traffic." > > You can read the full text of this review at > http://www.news400.com/issues/1999/august/singleton/5782.htm. > > BTW, I'm looking for a terminal emulator that includes an async router. I > have a customer that only lets me connect via a modem connected to an > ASCII > workstation controller. I have Netsoft v3.11, but it doesn't work under NT > Server. If you know of anything, please let me know. > > Peter Dow > Dow Software Services, Inc. > 909 425-0194 voice/fax > > > | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! > > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. > > | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. > > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to > MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: > email@example.com > > +--- > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com > > +--- > | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to > MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: > firstname.lastname@example.org > +--- > +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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