Telent/SSH client that supports Windows Sockets-based ANSI and SCO-ANSI compatible terminal emulation, Pv4 and IPv6, ANSI color, built-in file transfer, line-printer emulation, and session logging

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Erics TelNet98 is a Telnet/SSH client that comes with support for Windows Sockets-based ANSI and SCO-ANSI terminal emulation features. It integrates built-in file transfer options, supports both IPv4 and IPv6, and lets you log sessions and activate automatic connections.

User interface

At the end of the installation process, you are faced with the configuration panel where you can input the parameters for activating a new session. The tool offers support for a multi-tabbed layout in order to keep track of different sessions at the same time.

You can view details about each session, such as hostname, session name, login data, and TCP port.

Managing sessions

The application lets you import sessions from ETX or ETN file format, save current settings as you default ones, print the information from the session window, activate the full-screen mode, and disconnect the current session.

File transfer options

You can force lowercase remote names, enter commands to prepare the host for file transfer or reset the host after file transfer, as well as write commands for receiving and sending uuencoded data.

Session configuration settings

Erics TelNet98 gives you the possibility to enter the hostname, choose between several profiles (e.g. Linux, SCO, Xterm or a custom one), enter a name for the session, pick the protocol (Telnet, SSH1, SSH2), add the TCP port, set up proxy parameters, send keep-alive messages at a custom time, clear screen on reconnect, close window on hang-up, and play a sound notification when connected.

Other handy configuration options

The tool lets you configure key codes and even input/output key mapping, define key codes and labels, as well as activate the line-printer emulation mode (choose a fixed font, set up the orientation and margins, specify the lines and characters per inch, enter the page length).

What’s more, you can tweak several parameters related to appearances, such as underline or block cursor, make the cursor blink, switch between a Windows or console style, and alter the text in terms of color.

You can enable the logging process and save data on the desktop or user-defined folder, set up permissions for file transfer, context menu and window closing options, and send environment data to the host and autorun scripts. What’s more, you can reply on ENQ (ASCII 5) to the host with a custom answer and send a login and password request from the host.

Bottom line

All in all, Erics TelNet98 proves to be a reliable Telent/SSH client that comes with a decent feature pack. Unfortunately, there’s no support for a help manual that could help rookies learn more about the program’s features.

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Eric’s TelNet98 and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂