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AIX portmir? Peek? Powerbroker?

 
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A. Daniel King_1
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AIX portmir? Peek? Powerbroker?

Is there something like the old AIX portmir available in HP-UX? You know, a tty listener? Something like VNC or Remote Desktop is for Windows, but for terminals?

Scenario:

User calls, "I can't do procedure x. My screen has a 20-digit error code on it, and a bunch of other messages. I don't have access to e-mail. Can you help?"

I [would like to] say, "Sure, I need to see what you see. Let me take over your screen."

I understand that Powerbroker has something of that nature, and there is something called "Peek" that I've read about before.

Is there any such thing native to HP-UX?
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IT_2007
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Re: AIX portmir? Peek? Powerbroker?

If you want to see his screen he can export DISPLAY to your host and then he can invoke script to execute but output comes to your screen. Is this you want it?
A. Daniel King_1
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Re: AIX portmir? Peek? Powerbroker?

Almost I'm not necessarily in X ...
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spex
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Re: AIX portmir? Peek? Powerbroker?

Hi,

GNU Screen will let you do this. After installing Screen, add a line to each user's .profile to start Screen and a virtual terminal. Configure permissions to allow you to connect. Then, to attach to a virtual terminal:

# screen -x

For more info:

http://www.gnu.org/software/screen/

PCS
A. Daniel King_1
Super Advisor

Re: AIX portmir? Peek? Powerbroker?

Good, screen is good, are there others?
Command-Line Junkie
A. Daniel King_1
Super Advisor

Re: AIX portmir? Peek? Powerbroker?

Screen is actually much better than I'd thought.

Reply and I'll signify with appropriate points ...
Command-Line Junkie
A. Clay Stephenson
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Re: AIX portmir? Peek? Powerbroker?

The best free utility is probably screen. There is a commercial product called DoubleVision that has been around for a very long time that is quite good.

http://www.tridia.com/products/dv.html
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
spex
Honored Contributor

Re: AIX portmir? Peek? Powerbroker?

Hi,

The Wikipedia entry for 'Screen' lists similar programs (the following taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Screen):

Other text-mode multiplexers exist with similar functionality. These include:

* dtach â a minimalist implementation of a subset of Screen's features
* Text windows (Twin) â a textmode windowing environment
* splitvt â split terminal utility

PCS
A. Daniel King_1
Super Advisor

Re: AIX portmir? Peek? Powerbroker?

Thanks all!
Command-Line Junkie