• Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?

    From Sharkiepaw@VERT/NET247 to All on Thu Feb 16 21:40:07 2017
    Hello DOVE-Net

    just wantin to ask if its a good idea to use a BBS via telnet on andorid 5.x i mean im useing it right now to post this msg but some of the text is garbled up and the phone donst know what to do with it

    the SSH/Telner softwere im useing is called Terumis
    Kai :3

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  • From Hemo@VERT/UJOINT to Sharkiepaw on Thu Feb 16 13:22:33 2017
    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Sharkiepaw to All on Thu Feb 16 2017 09:40 pm

    Hello DOVE-Net

    just wantin to ask if its a good idea to use a BBS via telnet on andorid 5.x i mean im useing it right now to post this msg but some of the text is garbled up and the phone donst know what to do with it

    the SSH/Telner softwere im useing is called Terumis
    Kai :3

    There are few terminal/telnet clients on Android that emulate codepage and font correctly to use them for connecting to a BBS.

    There is one, though not free, called ANSI Terminal Mobile by Horsequester, that works very well.

    I was not able to locate Terumis, so I was not able to try it out.

    Generally speaking, you will need a terminal emulator that does code page 437 or vt100 at the least, along with a good font, like a console font with support for extended ascii characters.

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    Hemo

    ... There are no atheists in the foxholes.

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  • From jagossel@VERT/KK4QBN to Sharkiepaw on Thu Feb 16 19:15:38 2017
    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Sharkiepaw to All on Thu Feb 16 2017 09:40 pm

    just wantin to ask if its a good idea to use a BBS via telnet on andorid 5.x
    i
    mean im useing it right now to post this msg but some of the text is garbled
    up
    and the phone donst know what to do with it

    I have been using ConnectBot for both my phone and tablet. I still prefere to use SyncTerm for the PC because of the codepage support. ConnectBot is free (both libre and gratis), it works, but the ASCII art does not look as good as they do in SyncTerm.

    My biggest complaint about using Telnet on the phone is the teeny-tiny text, cramped keyboard, and difficult it is to write messages. Thankfully, I am using the line editor that will allow me to use slash-commands to edit indiviual lines and save or abort the message. However, I hate having to retype the entire line just because one little mistake at the start of the line.

    It is doable and it works, and great for being on the go; however, it is not the best experience.

    -jag
    Code it, script it, automate it!

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Sharkiepaw on Thu Feb 16 21:31:13 2017
    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Sharkiepaw to All on Thu Feb 16 2017 09:40 pm

    Hello DOVE-Net

    just wantin to ask if its a good idea to use a BBS via telnet on andorid 5.x i mean im useing it right now to post this msg but some of the text is garbled up and the phone donst know what to do with it

    the SSH/Telner softwere im useing is called Terumis
    Kai :3


    you could use my.ftelnet.ca if you have a nice tablet.

    bbsnexus had a nice app but it only called the bbses on the list and i dont think it works anymore.

    you can use juicessh in a pinch. has display issues.

    there are some decent chinese telnet clients that ALMOST get it right.
    we do not have a perfect telnet app yet.
    i had a ftelnet android app that worked kinda ok but i think rick stopped working on it due to issues with flash. it would crash but connected to the bbs fine.
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Hemo on Thu Feb 16 21:39:11 2017
    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Hemo to Sharkiepaw on Thu Feb 16 2017 01:22 pm

    There is one, though not free, called ANSI Terminal Mobile by Horsequester, that works very well.


    can you try it before you buy it? i'm not going to waste a few bucks
    on something i hate. i've done that too much before.
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  • From Hemo@VERT/UJOINT to Mro on Thu Feb 16 23:54:01 2017
    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Mro to Hemo on Thu Feb 16 2017 09:39 pm

    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Hemo to Sharkiepaw on Thu Feb 16 2017 01:22 pm

    There is one, though not free, called ANSI Terminal Mobile by
    Horsequester, that works very well.

    can you try it before you buy it? i'm not going to waste a few bucks
    on something i hate. i've done that too much before.

    Not that I am aware of. Cost is $1.00 USD

    That said, it doesn't seem to be further supported or updated by the author since 2014

    It forces the screen into landscape mode with an on-screen keyboard that you cannot hide or disable. That makes for damn small font size to get 80x25 to fit in whats left of the screen. I have a Galaxy S4 phone, it is useable, but I wouldn't try reading and replying to messages.

    It doesn't do well with the auto-detect color terminal setting in Synchronet, if auto-detect terminal is set in the users config on Synchronet then it will do black and white ansi upon connect until you change to color terminal in your account settings. I've not used it to connect to a non-Synchronet system, but suspect it would have the same issue with detecting color capabilities with other BBS software.

    It renders ANSI extremely well, but doesn't auto-detect color. The locked on-screen keyboard sucks, as I like to use my Asus Slider, which is an Android tablet with a built-in keyboard. WTF do I need an onscreen keyboard that I can't get rid of when I have a mechanical keyboard right here..

    Maybe the review will save you a buck.


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    Hemo

    ... My inferiority complexes aren't as good as yours.

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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to Mro on Fri Feb 17 00:12:11 2017
    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Mro to Hemo on Thu Feb 16 2017 09:39 pm

    There is one, though not free, called ANSI Terminal Mobile by
    Horsequester, that works very well.

    Screw all the terms for android or any other mobile device anymore, if I'm out and about I just use my website for my bbs and ftelnet works great if I want to play games or something, If I want to do messages I use the message forums.

    EC outdid himself on this one.

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    Tim Smith (KK4QBN)
    KK4QBN BBS

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Hemo on Sat Feb 18 13:48:27 2017
    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Hemo to Mro on Thu Feb 16 2017 11:54 pm

    on something i hate. i've done that too much before.

    Not that I am aware of. Cost is $1.00 USD

    That said, it doesn't seem to be further supported or updated by the author since 2014

    It renders ANSI extremely well, but doesn't auto-detect color. The locked on-screen keyboard sucks, as I like to use my Asus Slider, which is an Android tablet with a built-in keyboard. WTF do I need an onscreen keyboard that I can't get rid of when I have a mechanical keyboard right here..


    okay lemme have the apk and look
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  • From Hemo@VERT/UJOINT to Mro on Sat Feb 18 20:11:07 2017
    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Mro to Hemo on Sat Feb 18 2017 01:48 pm

    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Hemo to Mro on Thu Feb 16 2017 11:54 pm

    on something i hate. i've done that too much before.

    Not that I am aware of. Cost is $1.00 USD

    That said, it doesn't seem to be further supported or updated by the
    author since 2014

    It renders ANSI extremely well, but doesn't auto-detect color. The
    locked on-screen keyboard sucks, as I like to use my Asus Slider,
    which is an Android tablet with a built-in keyboard. WTF do I need an
    onscreen keyboard that I can't get rid of when I have a mechanical
    keyboard right here..

    okay lemme have the apk and look

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hordeq.ansiterminalmobile

    ... It's important that I NOT know.

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  • From Sharkiepaw@VERT/NET247 to Hemo on Wed Feb 22 00:52:06 2017
    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Hemo to Sharkiepaw on Thu Feb 16 2017 01:22 pm

    Re: Do you think using telnet on a phone is a good idea?
    By: Sharkiepaw to All on Thu Feb 16 2017 09:40 pm

    Hello DOVE-Net

    just wantin to ask if its a good idea to use a BBS via telnet on andori 5.x i mean im useing it right now to post this msg but some of the text garbled up and the phone donst know what to do with it

    the SSH/Telner softwere im useing is called Terumis
    Kai :3

    There are few terminal/telnet clients on Android that emulate codepage and f correctly to use them for connecting to a BBS.

    There is one, though not free, called ANSI Terminal Mobile by Horsequester, that works very well.

    I was not able to locate Terumis, so I was not able to try it out.

    Generally speaking, you will need a terminal emulator that does code page 43 or vt100 at the least, along with a good font, like a console font with supp for extended ascii characters.

    --
    Hemo

    ... There are no atheists in the foxholes.

    I think Termuis was bad for BBSing
    Kai :3

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