The Redirector

The Redirector is a service that runs on the Z and I Emulator for Web server and that allows a Z and I Emulator for Web client to communicate with a Telnet server by connecting to a Redirector port on the Z and I Emulator for Web server.

Normally, a Z and I Emulator for Web client:

However, when the Redirector is used, the Redirector acts as an intermediary between the client and the Telnet server. The client, instead of connecting directly to the Telnet server, connects to a Redirector port on the Z and I Emulator for Web server. The Redirector then sends to the Telnet server the data received from the client. When the Telnet server replies, the Redirector sends to the client the data received from the Telnet server. This process continues until the session ends.