Re: [IUG] discontinue character-based OPAC?
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I agree with Rich. There are still certain things (quickly flipping through a boolean list, for example) that are MUCH easier in the telnet version. I'd hold on to it as long as possible, at least for database maintenance.
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>>> akroeger at mail dot unomaha dot edu 7/6/2006 8:46 AM >>>
> At 02:08 PM 7/5/2006, Bonnie Buzzell wrote:
> >Part of the impetus is from our IT department that wants us to
> >all telnet access to the server.
Rich Aldred wrote on 07/05/2006 03:28:30 PM:
> Regardless of whether anyone is using the telnet opac, don't forget
> that not all staff telnet functions have been migrated to Millennium;
> I would hold off as long as you can before discontinuing all telnet
If your IT staff really wants to discontinue telnet access, but your
technical services staff needs to continue using the text-based version of
the system, consider changing from telnet to SSH. We did that a couple of
years ago, and we have since eliminated all telnet access. But the
character cell version of the system, whether accessed via telnet or SSH,
is exactly the same. The only problem we've noticed is that logging in via
telnet was instantaneous, while there's about a 30-second lag when logging
in via SSH. Also, printing to an attached printer was instantaneous with
telnet, but lags a few seconds with SSH. Otherwise, all functions look and
work the same, and SSH is much more secure than telnet. (As I recall, this
did involve purchasing some kind of SSH package from III, but I wasn't
directly involved in that, so I don't have the specifics. But you do need
to contact III; I know it wasn't something we were able to do totally on
As far as PUBLIC access to the OPAC goes, we discontinued the text-based
version quite a few years ago, with minimal fanfare and fuss. The public
seems happy with the web-based OPAC. But if you really want to keep the
text-based version for patrons using text-readers, I imagine the public
version could probably be switched from telnet to SSH just as easily as the
staff side. Then you can get rid of the security holes associated with
telnet without sacrificing text-based access.
akroeger at mail dot unomaha dot edu
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