Date: June 14, 2001
When a telnet session does not correctly display full screen applications (like vi and smitty), the problem is usually caused by missing terminal definitions. The solution is to copy the "terminfo" file for the terminal to the remote server. If a terminfo file isn't available, you can create one using the infocmp command.
To illustrate, here's how you can create a LINUX terminal definition for AIX, which does not have one.
On the Linux machine:
infocmp -I > linux.ti rcp linux.ti aixhost:/usr/lib/terminfo/linux.ti rsh aixhost "tic /usr/lib/terminfo/linux.ti" telnet aixhost
The infocmp flag is an uppercase "i". The "aixhost" is the host name
of the remote AIX system. This procedure should work for most