help file

Below is the content of the windows help file packaged with the software, so that you can read it before you download the software. Not sure if you want to, but you can. Once the application is installed, this information can be accessed via built-in help function.

About KINSole

KINSole is our Win32 implementation of client side of the telnet protocol described in details in the RFC854 and related RFCs (namely RFC855, RFC857, RFC1091, RFC1073, RFC1572 and others). It uses Win32 console and, therefore, can be run both windowed and in fullscreen mode.

Enjoy!

Copyright © 1998-2005 Klever Group (http://www.klever.net/)

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The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

What's new

1.1.1 - August 6th, 2005

  • Fixed uninstall procedure so that it works on XP

1.1 - July 11th, 2004

  • No changes in code. License change.

1.00 Beta 2 - March 7th, 1998

  • Better copying from KINSole window.
  • Better handling of cursor position when resizing window.
  • Sending CR/LF pair when pressing ENTER. This is of help when telnetting to non-telnet ports.
  • Corrected bug, preventing KINSole from pasting text to remote twice.
  • Improved handling of echoing. Previously KINSole didn't turn echo off on some systems, namely Solaris.
  • Typo causing KINSole not to show diamond characters in VT10x mode corrected.
  • GPF when invoking KINSole with -t option fixed.
  • Hotkey (Alt-INS) for copy operation added. Not supposed to work under Windows NT.
  • Paste is made aware of local echoing.
  • Default terminal type when telnetting to non-telnet port is now TTY.
  • Timing Mark telnet option (RFC860) implemented (Alt-T).
  • Improved handling of window icon when starting from other Win32 command line application.

Using KINSole

You may run KINSole from your MS-DOS prompt by typing 'kinsole host port'.

If you need to know more about custom options, please proceed to the Command Line Options section.

Command Line Options

Usage:

KINSole [options ]host[ port]

Available options are:

  • -r ## or -## - Try to set the number of rows in console screen buffer.
  • -c ## - Try to set the number of columns in console screenbuffer.
  • Note: Changing of console's screenbuffer size either from command line or on remote host's request (ESC[?3h vt100/vt102 control sequence) may not work when in fullscreen mode.

  • -l username - Pass username to remote server in environment if remote server allows.
  • -e var=val - Pass environment variable to remote server.
  • -v var=val - Pass user environment variable to remote server.
  • -t termtype - Change preferred terminal type to pass to remote server. This option does not really force specific terminal emulation. Final decision on terminal type is left up to server. Both sides are supposed to negotiate terminal type when connecting so that both sides may feel satisfied. Default preference is vt102.

Hot Keys

While running KINSole you may use these key combinations:

  • Alt-X/Alt-Q - Terminate telnet session and leave KINSole.
  • Alt-Y - Send AYT (Are You There) telnet command. Remote host (if it supports telnet protocol as it's supposed to) should provide you with visible/printable/audible feedback stating that it's alive. You may want to use it when running program which takes unusually long time to finish and you suspect that your connection is dead.
  • Shift-INS Paste text from Windows Clipboard.
  • Ctrl-Break Send IP (Interrupt Process) telnet command. Usually effectively equivalent to Ctrl-C, but it's up to server to decide what to do in each case.
  • Alt-INS - Invoke copying from KINSole screen buffer.
  • Alt-T - Send TIMING-MARK request. As soon as response comes KINSole will flash window thrice or beep if window handle is not available for some reason.

Notes

A few things you may want to know about this release:

  • Only two terminal emulation modules are included in this release - one for dumb terminal and one for vt100/102. If you try to select ANSI terminal type vt100 emulation will be selected, which is actually close enough to ANSI so you shouldn't suffer too much. Why would one want to use ANSI terminal emulation, anyway?
  • Telnet LINEMODE option (RFC1184) is still to come.
  • Pasting of text using console toolbar button may cause KINSole to lock up. Use Shift-INS instead.
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