We are using the ditto utility on QNX 4.25 to attach a local console to a
remote console on our equipment which resides on a pole. The equipment has
a serial port and also a TCP/IP port. I have a few questions on the
limitations of ditto.
We noticed that if a person is using the ditto to view the remote console
from a telnet session on say a machine A, another person cannot use the
ditto utility from a telnet session on say a machine B to view the same
remote console. After giving a ditto -k /dev/con1 on machine B on the
telnet session nothing happens. Is there any way to get around this
We noticed however that two persons can use the ditto to view the same
remote console from a TCP/IP session (using telnet) and a serial session
(using hyper terminal) at the same time.
Why is that the case?
How can we set up ditto so that we can view multiple consoles and also be
able to use vi on all of them?
Is there any other alternative to ditto on QNX 4.25? When can I read
more about ditto other than QNX utilities reference?