A company currently has a webserver and an application currently accessed via vt100 terminals on a second unix machine. Both machines are behind the company firewall which allows HTTP and HTTPS traffic. The company wishes to make the application available over the internet for use by external clients. (select the best solution) 1.Use a commercial vt100 javaapplet client, use HTTP tunnelling on the webserver to redirect 443 to port 23 on the second unix machine. 2.Use a commerical screen-scraper application on the webserver to access the second machine. Which one is correct 1 or 2?
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Do you believe one is correct and the other is wrong? Do we have cost data on the two commercial products. Can you name the products? Is it painfully slow to download the applet over and over?