The Question is:
Re: remote user using emulator and connecting via TCP/IP telnet to Alpha. When
the user loses connection: a)the process does not stop; b) when they try to
reconnect, they do not see the option asking if they want to reconnect to the
previous process. Is
there a way to set VMS so it prompts them for reconnection?
The Answer is :
On OpenVMS, the ability to preserve a session either disconnected
deliberately or dropped due to a modem carrier loss or a network drop
and then later reconnect is known as Virtual Terminal support.
With most communications mechanisms, support for Virtual Terminals is
enabled by setting several system parameters to reflect local requirements.
Details are covered in the OpenVMS system management documentation.
TCP/IP Services does differ in the particular mechanisms used to enable
Virtual Terminal support, but current product versions do offer support.
Please see the Virtual Terminal information that is included in the
TCP/IP Services package documentation, assuming the IP stack in use
is TCP/IP Services. (Specifically, look in the telnet section of the
TCP/IP Services Managment manual.) Once enabled, the Virtual Terminal
support will provide the ability for incoming IP telnet connections to
reconnect to an existing session, akin to what is available with other
incoming terminal connections.