I am not very experienced with terminal emulators, but most of the emulators I have seen and used are asking to connect over a serial (COM) port. Is it possible to use a terminal emulator with the parallel (LPT) port? I have used HyperTerminal and PuTTY in the past. These are both mainly Windows programs (with exception for PuTTY which also works on Linux). Is there perhaps another terminal emulator that works with the LPT port? Perhaps something for Linux will do that?
The PuTTY emulator is said to emulate the DEC VT220 terminal. If this is true, then why will it not connect over the LPT port? I think the VT220 had both a serial and a parallel port on its back. Perhaps the parallel port was not used for communication? Maybe it was only used to print the screen, as a true LPT (Line Printer) port?