Specifying an Internet Address on the Command Line

The ACUCOBOL-GT Thin Client can work in an Internet environment independent of the Web and Web browsers. After all, the Internet is just a big TCP/IP network. When end users invoke the ACUCOBOL-GT Thin Client in an Internet environment, they type command line parameters that specify the server name, optionally the port number of the server they are accessing over the Internet, the name of the application, and any additional runtime command line parameters. For example:

acuthin bigserver.acucorp.com:5632 myprog1 10 20 30

Note that clients must have a live Internet connection when they execute this command, and the server name that they enter must be resolvable by the Internet name server used by their service provider. The Internet name server then resolves the name with its IP address.

If the server name is not exposed to Internet name servers, end users can enter the explicit IP address on the ACUCOBOL-GT Thin Client command line as in the following example:

acuthin myprog1 10 20 30

If the server is through a Virtual Private Network (VPN), the user must connect to the network before entering the acuthin command.

Note: If desired, users can set up a Windows shortcut so that they do not have to enter a command line in order to launch the thin client.