Before I go ahead and write this, I wanted to make sure if anybody
has done this and any special concerns to be kept in mind.
Also if there is something available as shareware etc.
What we have currently ?.
telnet machine-name_1 port-no_1
(The user can be on any machine, within the house ).
The above results in formatted data being displayed with cursors.
The problem with this is that everytime the user has to go through
the same machine_name_1 and this being a server,requires direct access
through a fire wall and also opens up the routing channel .
What I want ?
The user should abe able to type in
Mod_tn_process_OR_another_process machine_name_2 port-no_2.
('Mod_tn_process_OR_another_process' should be able to run on any
machine within the house)
Now 'machine-name2' is a secure machine and is part of subnet which
does not need any security. Also 'Mod_tn_process_OR_another_process'
could be either a modified telnet process or another process which
simply would recieve the same data from port_no_2 on machine_name_2 ,
as if it was getting data from port_no_1 on machine_name_1 (server) .
In other words the 'Mod_tn_process_OR_another_process'
should be smart enough to talk to the port_no_1 on machine_name_1
(server) but ACTUALLY doing this through port_no_2 on machine_name_2.
In this, the necessity for every user having the necessary routing to
the server backbone is eliminated by a secure subnet inbetween which
will house machine_name_2.