Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS version 14.x
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0
This technical note explains how to configure your Windows system to launch Reflection when accessing a Telnet URL, such as telnet://locis.loc.gov/.
Note: Starting with Internet Explorer 7.0 and under Windows Vista, the support for opening telnet URLs within the browser has been disabled (results in error âThe webpage cannot be displayedâ). To re-enable this support, you must modify the registry. For more information, contact Technical Support (https://support.microfocus.com/contact/).
Configuring Telnet URL with Reflection Already Installed
If you are running Internet Explorer 6.0 or Mozilla Firefox on Windows XP, 2000, or 2003, use the following steps to configure your system for Telnet URLs to open Reflection.
- Open My Computer from your Desktop or Start menu (depending on your operating system) or press [Windows key]+E.
- Click Tools > Folder Options > File Types tab.
- In the Registered file types, scroll and find "URL:Telnet Protocol." On Windows XP and 2003, it is listed near the top with extension "(NONE)." On Windows 2000, it is listed with the extension "N/A."
- Select the file type "URL:Telnet Protocol" and then click Advanced.
- In the Edit File Type dialog box, under Actions, verify that "open" is selected. Click Edit.
- In the "Application used to perform action" edit field, enter:
<drive letter>:<path to Reflection install folder>\<exe> /w %1
where <exe> is your Reflection product executable as follows:
||Reflection for HP with NS/VT
||Reflection for UNIX and Open/VMS
||Reflection for ReGIS Graphics
For example, if Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS is installed in the default folder, enter:
C:\Program Files\Attachmate\Reflection\r2win.exe /w %1
Tip: You can browse to find the executable and add /w %1 to the end of the application field.
For more information on other startup switch options (such as loading a settings file), see KB 7021723.
- Click OK three times to close dialogs.
Reflection will now be launched when you open a telnet://<host> URL in your web browser or in the Start > Run dialog.
Configuring Telnet URL with Reflection Deployment
When deploying Reflection, you can set Reflection to be the default Telnet URL application. Configure this option in Reflection Customization Manager: Customize > Set Installation Options > Application Properties.
For more information on customizing your Reflection installation, see the Reflection Deployment Guide.
Other Methods of Opening Host Sessions in a Web Browser
Alternative technologies are available for opening host terminal sessions in a web browser:
- Reflection Active Document Support: For sample code demonstrating Active Document Support in Reflection, see KB 7021639 (refer to r<n>cont<l>.htm).
- Reflection for the Web: Reflection for the Web delivers web-based terminal emulation to IBM, HP, UNIX, and OpenVMS host applications through a web browser using Java technology. For more information, see https://www.attachmate.com/Products/Terminal+Emulation/refweb/refweb.htm.
- Verastream Host Integrator: Attachmate Verastream Host Integrator is a high-performance host integration product. Host Integrator provides access to screen-based IBM, HP, UNIX, and OpenVMS applications through a generated web application, Web Services, or your custom .NET, Java, or C/C++ application using a connector API. No additional software needs to be downloaded or installed on the end-user web browser system. For more information, see https://www.attachmate.com/Products/Host+Connectivity/Host+Integration/mainframe-integration/vstream-host-integrator.htm.
- Reflection ZFE: For more information, see https://www.microfocus.com/products/reflection/zfe/.