When main frame computers first came out, desktop computers of today did not exist so terminal computers were created to help clients connect to the server so clients could run programs on the server from remote locations. New servers today have many types of connections which included, IMAP, email clients like Netscape Messenger and Outlook Express, as well as web interfaces, and still terminal connections. The terminal software of today allows clients to connect to a server and change passwords, read e-mail, or use server programs through a text based window interface which the program QVT/term provides.
Note: Restrictions on the export of cryptographic technology: The U.S. Government prohibits the export of products which incorporate cryptographic technology to countries which have been designated as state sponsors of terrorism. At the present time, the following countries are so designated: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
Both terminal software applications require an NSID and password.
The QVT terminal software is licensed by the University of Saskatchewan. This software supports SSH2 secured connections and key pad functions for server applications. This software is for use by students, staff and faculty at home and at work.