Making The Connection

One if the nicer features of FastTerm in addition to automatic dialing (which any good TRS-80 terminal program has) is its scripting language. This allows you to automate the whole process of logging on to another system, for once the automatic dialler connects you to it, FastTerm then executes the commands in your script, one by one. A script with a terminal program works much like a JCL file from the DOS level. Anyhow, the script I use to log onto our VAX looks like this WAIT FOR Local>...

What You Need

First, you need access to a mainframe computer connected to the Internet, or an information service that gives you access. In my case, I can log onto the mainframe computer of the college where I work, a DEC VAX running the VMS operating system. This has led to different challenges than you might have with an IBM or something running UNIX, though I can't comment on either of those systems since VMS is the only one I've had to worry about so far. Of course, you need a telephone line and a modem....

Recreational Educational Computing

REC is the only publication devoted to the playful interaction of computers and 'matherrtagic1 - from digital delights to strange attrac-tors. from special number classes to computer graphics and fractals. Edited and published by computer columnist and math professor Dr. Michael W. Ecker, REC features programs, challenges, puzzles, program teasers, art, editorial, humor, and much, much more, all laser printed. REC supports many computer brands as it has done since inception Jan. 1986. Back...

TRSTimes magazine

PUBLISHER-EDITOR Lance YVoIstrup CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Roy T. Beck Dr. Allen Jacobs TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE San Gabriel Tandy Users Group Valley TRS-80 Users Group Valley Hackers' TRS-80 Users Group TRSTimes is published bimonthly by TRSTimes Publications. 5721 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 4. Woodland Hills, CA 91367. U.S.A. (818) 716-7154. Publication months are January, March, May, July, September and November. Entire contents (c) copyright 1994 by TRSTimes Publications. No part of this...