Telnet Server and SSH Server for Windows: Session Monitoring vs Session Shadowing

The Georgia SoftWorks Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows offers a robust amount of features available, including Power Features, Session Administrator Features, the Security Pack, Emulations, Legacy Pack, Utility Pack, Failure/Recovery Pack, Super Clients Pack and Performance Pack.

Two of the Session Administrator Features are the Session Monitoring Feature and the Session Shadowing Feature. What’s the difference between the two?

Session Monitoring:Allows the administrator to identify an active user session to monitor and observe dynamic screen activity EXACTLY as it appears to the user.

Session monitoring is the method used to locally observe the display on a remote SSH/Telnet session. As the data is displayed on the remote SSH/Telnet client, an exact copy is sent to the Session Monitor too. The display is exactly the same as the display being presented to the remote session. Session Monitoring is transparent to the client being monitored and does not impact their performance.

Session Shadowing: Monitoring with the added capability of interactive output. Take control of a session from the convenience of your workspace.

Shadowing is similar to Monitoring except interactive input is allowed. This means that you can provide input to another SSH or Telnet session. This is a powerful training and quality assurance tool. A user may need assistance in using their application and you can shadow their SSH or Telnet session providing input where they have difficulty.

Posted in How To's and Helpful Information on Jul 20, 2017

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