(Obsolete: “full-duplex”) A mode of operation of communicating programs or devices in which the sending system does not display the characters the user enters, but only sends them to the remote system which then “echoes” them back to be displayed to the user. This lets the operator see not only typing errors, but also transmission errors. This is now the usual mode of most systems with remote users.
Contrast: local echo.
- Remote job entry
operating system (RJE) A system, widely used in the mid/late 1960s, for submitting jobs to mainframes like the IBM 360 under OS/MFT. Communication with the computer operator was via the keyboard and later via CRTs. (1999-03-26)
- Remote login
networking A client-server program and protocol that provides an interactivel command line interface to a remote computer, using a protocol over a computer network, simulating a locally attached terminal. rlogin is the BSD Unix program and protocol for this, telnet is an earlier, more widely implemented protocol. (1999-03-26)
adjective, remoter, remotest. 1. far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of Brazil. 2. out-of-the-way; secluded: a remote village; a remote mountaintop. 3. distant in time: remote antiquity. 4. distant in relationship or connection: a remote ancestor. 5. operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control: […]
- Remote method invocation
programming (RMI) Part of the Java programming language library which enables a Java program running on one computer to access the objects and methods of another Java program running on a different computer. Home (http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1/docs/guide/rmi/index.html). (1997-09-04)