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Comparison of LAT and Telnet?

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The Question is:

What are the pros and cons of using TELNET or LAT for connections into
OpenVMS from LAT terminal servers or OpenVMS hosts?

The Answer is :

  Each protocol has some features that the other lacks and each has
  strengths and weaknesses, but both are largely interchangeable for
  many applications.
  LAT is optimized for efficient operations on a local area network (LAN).
  It is not a routed protocol, though it can be bridged to remote LAN
  segments when necessary.  LAT has superior tracking of the origination
  of the connection and has better support for "reverse" operations used
  for printing and such.
  Telnet is based on IP, and is a routed protocol.  Telnet is more useful
  than LAT for remote access in distributed (routed) networks.  Telnet is
  also available on a larger number of platforms than is LAT.
  LAT, Telnet, DECnet CTERM, and other protocols can and do coexist on the
  same LAN segment, and in parallel on the same OpenVMS host.
  Some of the following discussions will be of interest:
    (546), (2312), (2407), (2631), (2696), (3202), (3280), (5173),
    (5737), (5881), (6271), (6467), (7143), (7151)

answer written or last revised on ( 7-JAN-2002 )

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