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TELNET / SSH CLIENTS

These are the top three clients I personally recommend.

  1. SyncTERM [Download Page] – Supports SSH and Telnet. Great colors and ANSI emulation. Does not need installer, portable version available. ZModem downloads over Telnet and SSH.

    SyncTERM is a BBS terminal program which supports:

    • Windows, Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, OS X, and FreeBSD

    • X/Y/ZModem up/downloads

    • Runs in full-screen mode on ALL platforms (ALT-Enter switches modes)

    • *nix versions will run using SDL, X11, or using curses

    • Full ANSI-BBS support

    • Full CGTerm Commodore 64 PETSCII support

    • Full Atari 8-bit ATASCII support

    • DoorWay support

    • Support for IBM low and high ASCII including the face graphics and card symbols which so many other terms have problems with.

    • Phone books

    • Multiple screen modes (80×25, 80×28, 80×43, 80×50, 80×60, 132×25, 132×28, 132×30, 132×34, 132×43, 132×50, 132×60)

    • ANSI Music (through the sound card if installed)

    • Telnet, RLogin, SSH, RAW, modem, shell (*nix only) and direct serial connections

    • Auto-login with Synchronet RLogin

    • Large Scrollback

    • Mouse-driven menus

    • Copy/Paste

    • Supports character pacing for ANSI animation as well as the VT500 ESC[*r sequence to allow dynamic speed changes

    • Comes with 43 standard fonts and allows the BBS to change the current font *and* upload custom fonts.

    • Supports Operation Overkill ][ Terminal emulation

  2. NetRUNNER [Download Page] – Supports Telnet only (as of this writing) as well as ZModem downloads over Telnet.

    NetRunner is a telnet client originally developed in the late 90s in sync with the release of Windows XP. It was intended to be a console telnet client which stayed true to ANSI-BBS emulation and the old school feel of DOS terminals. Some features include batch upload/download Zmodem and Zmodem 8K, multiple phone book, mTelnet and SyncTerm phone book importers, original MSDOS and Amiga fonts with font switching, full screen mode, basic scripting language, mouse support, and font UPSCALING that (when enabled) provides the highest quality BBS terminal, even at 2K full screen resolutions!

    The current release is version 2.0 Beta 18 which is based on the SDL2 graphics engine, providing the most accurate and highest quality ANSI-BBS experience. Optimiziations for CPU usage and speed are still on-going for the beta cycle amd improvements should be seen as versions progress.

  3. mTelnet [Download Page] – Supports Telnet only (as of this writing) as well as ZModem downloads over Telnet.

    mTelnet is a telnet client for OS/2 and Windows that has

    Z-Modem, Backscroll and a Phonebook. It’s great for telneting to bbses.

    features:

    x  zmodem

    x  ansi, vt100

    x  phonebook

    x  color backscroll

    x  its free!