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Flashware version 3.2 Build 22
       Release Notes
        Feb 7th 1998
Scope
This document describes the all the new features and limitations of the following NetTerminal Flashware
feature set:
         NetTerminal Model 100 Flashware 3.2 Build 22
         NetTerminal Model 125 Flashware 3.2 Build 22
         NetTerminal Model 200 Flashware 3.2 Build 22


Note
Flashware revision 3.0 Build 11 was the previously released version for NetTerminal Model 100 and
Model 200 production until further notice.

Any NetTerminal Flashware version released prior to latest version can be simply upgraded in the field to
the current version either over the network or through the serial port.


New Features Added in Flashware Revision 1.9
1.   Socket access for parallel port
2.   Prompt before connecting to host from each TELNET session
3.   Allow user to start session without accessing the administration screen
4.   Configurable screen switch sequences
5.   Administration password
6.   Transparent printing for ANSI, AT386, and DEC emulations
7.   Local printing
8.   Print screen feature allows printing current screen to a local printer
9.   Field upgradable feature sets with license key
     This allows a NetTerminal Model 100 to be upgraded to a NetTerminal Model 200 over any TCP/IP
     Ethernet.


New Features Added in Flashware Revision 2.0
1.   Scan-code support for all emulations
     For ANSI, AT386, and DECVT emulation the following escape sequences control scan-code
     operation:
          ESC[?1;r to enable scan-code mode and
          ESC[?0;r to disable scan-code mode
     and for WYSE
          ESC~5 to enable scan-code mode and
          ESC~4 to disable scan-code mode
2.   ANSI support for programming special keys: arrows, cursor, del, etc…
3.   Wyse 60/50 Emulation support
4.   NetTerminal configuration can be downloaded and uploaded
     The NetTerminal configuration can now be downloaded and uploaded via rcmd (or rsh). This allows a
     configuration to be created at a single NetTerminal and downloaded to other NetTerminals during
     installation. To retrieve the configuration from a NetTerminal named netterm1, the following
     command can be executed:
          rcmd netterm1 getconfig > config_file_name
     config_file_name is the file name on a host‟s filesystem which will hold the configuration for
     later uploading.
     To store the configuration for a NetTerminal named netterm2, the following command can be executed:
          rcmd netterm2 putconfig < config_file_name
     Configurations can only be uploaded to NetTerminals with the same version of configuration database
     as the NetTerminal from which the configuration was downloaded. The configuration database for
     Flashware Revision 2.0 is different than the configuration database for earlier Flashware revisions. The
     configuration database for any Flashware revision can be determined by displaying the Flashware
     Dialog of the System Menu on the NetTerminal Administration Interface screen.
5.   Configurable decimal delimiter on numeric keypad
     The decimal delimiter on the numeric keypad can be set to a „,‟ or a „.‟. The decimal delimiter is
     configured using the Keyboard dialog in the Devices Menu in the NetTerminal Administration
     Interface. Changes to the decimal delimiter do not affect active sessions.
6.   Network name resolution support using DNS
     This allows a NetTerminal Model 100/200 to request network names from a DNS name server
     reachable via a TCP/IP network, eliminating the need for configuring the local Host Table of each
     NetTerminal. Many existing enterprise networks have an existing name server configured and
     operational.
     To configure name resolution from the NetTerminal administration interface, type <ALT>t+n, to
     activate the Name Resolution dialog. Select the appropriate name resolution algorithm, e.g., “Use
     Domain Name service only”. Enter the network‟s default domain name, e.g., atlabs.com. And enter
     the IP address of each name server in dotted decimal notation, e.g., 132.0.0.45. Name server queries
     start with the first name server in the list.
7.   Per session configurable function and cursor keys from the NetTerminal administration interface.
     This allows the values generated by each function and control key to be configured for each session.
     The default values are a function of the current emulation selection.
     To configure the function and control key text for a session, activate the corresponding Session
     Configuration dialog. Select the desired emulation. Type k to activate the Key Configuration dialog.
     Select the desired key, and edit its text accordingly. Non-printable character are entered as follows:
          A three digit decimal number representing the desired ASCII character preceded by a \. E.g. \027
     for escape.
          \\ to enter a \.
          \r to enter a carriage return
          \n to enter a line feed
          \t to enter a tab
     For more examples, scroll through the default key text.
     Note that each time the session emulation is configured, the key configuration is reset with the defaults
     for the respective emulation.

New Features Added in Flashware Revision 2.3 Build 3
1. Multi-Language support for NetTerminal menus: English, German and French.
This feature allows entire menus and messages to be displayed in a selected language.
To configure a language, enter System menu and go to Language option. Select the desired language and
     save it. Upon your next reboot all menus and messages will be displayed in a new language.
2. Addition of new escape sequences to support 24,25,42 and 43 line mode in DECVT and ANSI.
3. Print screen option in dumb terminal mode.
In previous versions Print screen was only supported on telnet sessions.
4. Addition of two new rcmd commands: system and mac
Usage:
          rcmd netterm0 system
          rcmd netterm0 mac
Where: netterm0 is the symbolic name defined in /etc/hosts file.
system: provides information on the CPU manufacturer, CPU type, CPU speed and total memory installed
     in the NetTerminal.
mac: returns mac address of the NetTerminal.
New Features Added in Flashware Revision 3.0 Build 3b
1.   Telnet support is added to the Flashware. Administrators can now telnet into the NetTerminal and
     change Devices, TCP/IP and Systems settings remotely.
2.   Additional NetTerminal security: In the Systems menu a new option has been added to enable rcmd/rsh
     and/or telnet access to the NetTerminal.
3.   New escape sequences to support Num Lock On/Off via ANSI, AT386 and DECVT emulations.
         ESC[9h to enable Num Lock.
         ESC[9l to disable Num Lock
4.   Addition of new escape sequences which allows users to select Auxiliary port for transparent printing.
     For ANSI, AT386, and DECVT emulation:
     Esc [ 24 l    Select parallel port for printing (Default)
     Esc [ 24 h Select serial 1 port for printing.

     For WYSE:
     Esc e B   Select parallel 1 port for printing (Default)
     Esc e C   Select serial 1 port for printing.
     Esc e D   Select serial 2 port for printing.

New Features / Updates Added in Flashware Revision 3.1 Build 11
1.   Fix for SCO Open Server 5 Ansi emulation. There were some specific changes made by SCO in Open
     Server 5.x.x for Ansi emulation
2.   Support for PS/2 mouse for Administration Screen.
3.   Addition of ADDS VP emulation.
4.   Addition of key Repeat rate and Pre-repeat rate feature in Devices, Keyboard menu. Users can now
     select at what rate should the key be repeated, from 2 characters per second (cps) to 30 cps. There are
     total of 32 preset repeat rate settings.
5.   Left window key is now disabled in 104 keyboard.
6.   Addition of enabling/disabling sound from the telnet menu.
7.   Fix for IP masking problem appeared in version 3.0 Build 3b. Due to this bug, NetTerminal was
     unable to communicate with some of the networks beyond the routers.

New Features / Updates Added in Flashware Revision 3.2 Build 22
1.   Addition of Remote display feature in Session configuration. This feature allows NetTerminal to act as
     a remote display. To configure this option, go to session configuration by pressing o and in Type
     dialog box select Remote display, press enter to save. To send messages to the NetTerminal type the
     following command:
          echo “string” | rcmd netterm display
     or
          rcmd netterm display < filename
     Note: Message will only be displayed to the session which is configured as a Remote display session.
     If more then one session are configured as Remote display, message will appear on the lowest number
     session.
2.   Addition of auto login for each session. In Session configuration users can enter their User ID and/or
     Password once. Upon every connection to the Host the user does not have to type in the login and/or
     password. Each session can be configured differently.
3.   Addition of auto connect feature for each session. In Session configuration, if the Option “Do not
     prompt before connecting” is selected the session will directly connect to Host. If the User ID and
     password is provided in the session configuration the user will be logged in automatically every time
     the system comes up or the session gets disconnected. Otherwise a login prompt will be provided upon
     every system boot up or if the session disconnects.
4.   Support for configuring Name resolution and Host table remotely. Administrators can now telnet into
     the NetTerminal and configure these options under the TCP/IP menu.
5.   Support for Underline and Underline reverse using colors. In Session configuration, Colors menu users
     can select the color of the character for underline and underline reverse is displayed. Each session can
     have a different combination of character attribute.

Limitations
1.   A change in the NetTerminal Model 100/200 configuration database was required to store the per
     session function and cursor key configuration. This configuration database is not downward
     compatible with Flashware versions earlier than 2.0 beta 2.0. The configuration database version
     number can be viewed from the Flashware dialog of the NetTerminal administration interface by typing
     <ALT>s+f. The configuration database will be reset if a NetTerminal is down graded to version 1.9,
     for example. However, the configuration database is upgraded automatically when version 2.0 beta 2.0
     or later is activated. In general, upgrades are automatic, down grades are not. If you want to be able to
     down grade, use the rcmd getconfig command to retrieve the configuration database before upgrading.
     This configuration can be restored if a down grade is needed.
     Also note that rcmd getconfig and putconfig operate with copies of the current configuration database.
     Since different versions are not compatible, it is not possible to retrieve an older version and store it
     into a NetTerminal using a new version.
2.   Not all sequence for ADDS VP are supported yet.
3.   Configuration database for Model 100 can not be loaded to Model 125 (SNMP) or visa versa, using the
     getconfig/putconfig commands.

				
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