This is going to be a bit of an odd issue to explain. I'm fairly new to terminal communication as well, being that it is way before my time, so if I mess up any terminology I apologize in advance.
I'm trying to use PuTTY as a standard telnet application, similar to the SmarTerm 420 program (if anyone has ever used it) in order to access our AIX server (PuTTY is my intended 64-bit replacement for that old 16-bit application).
Everything communicates just fine, except for one small detail. Whenever there is a stack of sorts, or a page change where say, only some of the fields on the page are modified, any record whose line would normally be replaced with a blank line (no data or end of stack), the data from the previous page remains visually present.
Let me give an example of this. If we flip through our spooler on PuTTY, we will say there is...8 items and there are 5 items per page. In PuTTY, it would appear as follows:
N for next
End of list
The data in these fields seems to be residual. It will happen if we go forward or backward through pages or records. If there is a blank field or record in the next page, it will not refresh the field to display nothing, but simply leave the previous text.
Is anyone familiar with this issue? Is there a setting I'm missing? If there's any more information I can give, please let me know. Thanks!