Subject: Re: emulating SCO-TERM on NetBSD console?
To: None <>
From: Michael Parson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/25/2007 08:54:47
On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 11:01:31PM +1000, Carl Brewer wrote:
> Johnny Billquist wrote:
>> Changing thing in wscons is not the solution. That don't change the 
>> behaviour of the console. It tells NetBSD what the behaviour of the 
>> console is, so that NetBSD can do the right thing.
>> What we first of all would need to know is what the "dumb" terminal 
>> really was. Using the word "dumb" is misleading, since it's not dumb in 
>> a way that is relevant here. It's a smart terminal, that understands 
>> some form of control sequences to do specific things.
> A PuTTY session emulating 'scoansi' on a PC works fine,
> as does PTerm doing 'scoansi', but either set as vt100 doesn't
> work, so I'd guess that the app is hardcoded to use scoansi
> codes, not proper termcap stuff, or it's just not picking them
> up because whatever it uses to determine termtype isn't
> getting it from the terminal emulator.

If putty works under Win32, you could fire up a minimal X11 setup
and run $PKGSRC/security/putty

Michael Parson