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RMTERMD(8) System Manager's Manual RMTERMD(8)


rmtermd - Old style DECnet terminal services for Linux


[-dvVh] [-l logtype]


Allows remote PDP-11 users to connect as a terminal over DECnet.

This application implements the DTERM protocol over DECnet for allowing a remote DECnet host emulating a DEC VT100 terminal to connect to Linux. DTERM is the old OS-dependent network terminal protocol that predates CTERM; it is needed to support access from PDP-11 systems, which do not support CTERM. Note that this daemon implements the TOPS-20 variant of that protocol; the client at the other end has to speak that version. For example, under DECnet/E (for RSTS/E) you have to use the "unsupported" multi-protocol version of "set host".

Normally this daemon will be run from dnetd(8) rather than by hand.


Set logging options. The following are available:
-lm Log to /dev/mono. (only useful if you have my mono monitor driver or mdacon and a second monitor)
-le Log to stderr. Use this for debugging or testing combined with -d.
-ls Log to syslog(3). This is the default if no options are given.
Don't fork and run the background. Use this for debugging.
Verbose. The more of these there are the more verbose rmtermd will be.
Displays help for using the command.
Show the version of rmtermd.


Starting the rmtermd daemon/Connecting to linux from a PDP-11.

On Linux:

# rmtermd

On the PDP-11:

$ set host pclnx

Rmtermd Version 1.0.0
DECnet for Linux



dntype(1), dndir(1), dndel(1), dntask(1), ctermd(8), dnetd(8), dnping(1), sethost(1), dnetd.conf(5)

July 27 1998 DECnet utilities