Number: 2221

Date: 21-Sep-84 11':54':38

Submitter: dering.pasa

Source: Erlbaum -CSLI

Subject: CHAT.DISPLAYTYPE Information not preserved 

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Status: Open


Problem Type: Bug

Impact: Moderate


Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Hopefully

System: Communications

Subsystem: PUP Protocols

Machine: 1108


Lisp Version: 21-Jun-84 10':50':28

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 7168

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["Sannella.PA" "21-Sep-84 15':58':29" Status':(New->Open) System':(->Communications) Subsystem':(->PUP% Protocols)]

Description: CSLI reports the following bug with CHAT.  	We''ve noticed a "deficiency" in the CHAT feature that sends the'
CHAT.DISPLAYTYPE information to the remote host.  When you first CHAT to our TOPS-20 system,  CHAT establishes the terminal type so that "clearscreen" and cursor addressing work properly  (in our case as a DM2500).  If you logout or close the window (i.e. CLOSE the CHAT connection),  the next time'
you CHAT,  the TOPS-20 system no longer knows your terminal type.  You can "re-initialize" by reshaping the window, in which case the height & width of the virtual terminal are handled correctly during calls to EMACS.  Of course the TOPS-20 again knows that you''re on a DM2500.   If you merely tell the TOPS-20 EXEC that your terminal type is a DM2500,  something about the window size isn''t set properly, and EMACS will tell you that "your terminal height/'
width may cause problems".'
 Things work as expected when you first boot the system ...  but subsequent CHAT connections in the PRIMARY CHAT WINDOW screw up as described. 


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 21-Sep-84 15':58':29