30 Aug 88 22:36:03 GMT
I am trying to find a list of the most commonly supported
Telnet options that would be useful for a terminal server or other
implementation to support on the Internet. I am not interested in
MILnet specific options, unless they are likely to be adopted in the
Is this list reasonably complete and well defined?
Original rfc854 characters supported:
abort (^C, ^X?)
hello (Are You There?)
erase character (<BS> or <DEL>)
erase line (^U)
new line character(s) (<CR><LF> or <CR>)
tab, vt, lf, ff
Commonly supported options:
echo control (remote and local, mostly remote)
suppress Go Ahead (not needed for ansi-style terminals)
status (confirm status of telnet options)
terminal type character string
telnet 3270 data streams (tn3270)
I have glanced over rfc1053 and the X.3 terminal handling and
transmission control parameters look quite interesting, but I suspect
it's too early to expect anyone to have any implementations of this.
Have I omitted any widely supported options or included any
widely unsupported options in the above list?
Is there a document that goes into more detail summarizing the
state of telnet options as of a recent date?
Kent England, Boston University
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