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Mac OS - using newer version of Mac OS for connecting to AXP on OpenVMS

 
Don Lennert
Occasional Contributor

Mac OS - using newer version of Mac OS for connecting to AXP on OpenVMS


The following is being posed to us in Ops and I have no knowledge of Mac's and their OS. I need some help from the group on this. Thanks in advance for any assitance / advice anyone can give me.

From an instrutor:
I currently access the AXP on my Mac through NSCA/BYU Telenet 2.5. In order to use this I have to use system 9.2 the old almost out of date Mac OS. Do you know of a way to access the AXP through Mac OS X? Might it be possible to get to the AXP using the UNIX Terminal in OS X? Like I say it is working fine now but, it is the only thing that I still use the 9.2 OS for.
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Mac OS - using newer version of Mac OS for connecting to AXP on OpenVMS

Craig A Berry
Honored Contributor

Re: Mac OS - using newer version of Mac OS for connecting to AXP on OpenVMS

Terminal.app works fine, though you may need to tinker with some of the key assignments to get what you're used to. I use the inexpensive shareware GLTerm, available here:

http://www.pollet.net/GLterm/

There is also iTerm, which has been improving rapidly:

http://iterm.sourceforge.net/

It looks like PowerTerm does VT emulation if you want a commercial solution:

http://www.ericom.com/ptimac.asp

I've also heard you can run xterm under X11.

Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Mac OS - using newer version of Mac OS for connecting to AXP on OpenVMS

> I've also heard you can run xterm under X11.

I'll admit that I use xterm on a Mac (Mac OS
10.3.9) from time to time to talk to my VMS
system. You get the usual xterm behavior
(key mapping, copy-paste), which may be more
familiar than that of "terminal". As with
much X software, a three-button mouse helps.
Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Mac OS - using newer version of Mac OS for connecting to AXP on OpenVMS

If using xterm, one can map keys to mimic the layout of a DEC LKxxx/VTxxx keyboard.
Search for a shell script vmsterm or decxterm
(location posted here or in comp.os.vms):

# vmsterm
# from an original script by Bob Ess
# key translations by Erik Ahlefeldt
# Script file using Xterm and telnet to connect to a VMS host
# and give a decent vt220 emulation.

If necessary I can pull my version from the Linux system I'm using permanently to work on VMS.
I have used vmsterm also on HPUX and AIX systems, so I expect it to work on a MacX as well, eventually modifying the key-layout.

Xterm key-remapping does not/need not modify the X11 key map like xmodmap.
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber