TCP/IP DOS Utilities

Contents and Introduction

Part 1/9



Displaying User Information

Emulating a Remote Terminal

Transferring Files

Printing Files on Remote Printers

Executing Commands on a Remote Host

Setting Up Your Workstation as a File Server

Operating Your PC Workstation Remotely

Appendix: Error Messages


Introduction to DOS Utilities

This guide explains how to use the LAN WorkPlace® DOS utilities. These utilities let you log in to remote host computers on your network, transfer files between remote hosts and your workstation, use remote printers, and execute remote host commands from your workstation.

In this guide, the term workstation refers to a LAN WorkPlace computer that runs DOS. Workstations can be IBM* PCs, PS/2*s, Compaqs*, or compatible computers, including 80286-based, 80386-based, 80486-based, and Pentium* based computers. A remote host is a different computer attached to your local network or accessible from your network. LAN WorkPlace for DOS uses standard TCP/IP protocols to let you work with remote hosts running different operating systems.

This guide is designed for all users of LAN WorkPlace for DOS. This guide shows you how to use the utilities to perform common networking tasks. A list of related guides that provide further information appears later in this section.

The table below briefly describes the LAN WorkPlace DOS Utilities. The following chapters describe how you use each of these utilities.


Summary of LAN WorkPlace DOS Utilities

Utility  Description 

This utility displays information about users on a remote host. 


This utility copies files, directories, and directory trees from any computer on your network. FTP performs directory and file operations, such as listing or changing directories, on a local drive or on a remote host. 


This utility enables your workstation to function as an FTP server for one FTP client. 


This utility reconfigures the workstation keys that support TNVT220 keyboard functions. 


This utility displays the contents of a printer queue. 


This utility creates a printer job on a remote host. 


This utility removes a job or jobs from a printer queue. 


This utility copies files, directories, and entire directory trees from any workstation on your network. 


This utility executes a single command line on a remote host. You must enter a password to access the remote host. 


This utility deletes a job from the print queue. 


This utility prints a file on a remote printer. 


This utility displays the status of jobs printing on a remote printer. 


This utility executes a single command on a remote host. You do not need to enter a password to access the remote host. 


This utility is a screen mapping compiler that creates an output file with the .MAP extension. The XPC utility uses the .MAP file to perform screen translations and key mappings. 


This utility loads the TELNET Application Programming Interface (TelAPI) into DOS memory. TelAPI lets third-party TELNET applications access the TELNET client services provided by the LAN WorkPlace software. 


This utility copies single files to or from your workstation and a remote host using the TFTP protocol. 


This utility enables your workstation to function as a TFTP server. 


This utility emulates a DEC* VT220, VT100*, or VT52* terminal directly attached to a remote host. This means you can log in to a remote host running a TCP/IP TELNET server and perform any operations supported by the remote host. 


This utility is a TelAPI configuration program required by third-party terminal emulators. 


This utility lets you access a DOS workstation from an X server, VT220 terminal, or VT100 terminal. 

*  Trademarks acknowledged



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