Re: A few NVT questions

William Chops Westfield <billw@cisco.com> Mon, 03 April 1995 22:46 UTC

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From: William Chops Westfield <billw@cisco.com>
To: Bill Kelly <kellywh@mail.auburn.edu>
Cc: telnet-ietf@cray.com
Subject: Re: A few NVT questions
In-Reply-To: Your message of Mon, 3 Apr 1995 09:32:58 -0500 (CDT)
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    >About NVT
    >4. How many columns (characters) does horizontal tab (HT) have?

None in NVT.  Sometimes client specfic, sometimes (end user) terminal
specific.  (frequently every 8 spaces, however.)

    >5. If some key are assigned for following control functions for NVT,
    >   do you have any idea what keys should be assigned in general?
    >     IP  - Ctrl-C?
    >     AO  - ?
    >     EC  - BackSpace
    >     EL  - ?
    >     BRK - Break?

In general, a telnet client should not to any assignment of special
functions to ascii keys.  This causes no end of problems with file uploads
and such.  (The fact that "return" is widely converted to "newline" causes
no end of problems.)  If you are going to assigne such options, you should
use the telnet linemode specification, which allows them to be negotiated
between client and server.

BillW