• From Bill Burton@1:3634/15 to ALL on Fri Dec 21 15:11:12 2012
    Hello ALL!

    I just jumped on this echo and was looking through some of the posts from the last six months.

    I would like to share some of my experiences.

    In my wifes apartment we have time warner cable and a cable modem with a D- Link router attached I have magic jacks plus installed on the router RJ45 ports
    and am using them for telephone and fax use.I am getting ready to try a magic jack will a modem, will update after testing. I have a smart phone with a hot spot on it and use it with my laptop to tight VNC and Telnet into my machines when on the road. You can install Mozilla Firefox on any machine reguardless of
    OS and download one of two or three telnet add ons. then you can telnet from the browser ( telnet://xxx.xxxxxx.xxx ). It works great and looks a lot better than other telnet clients.

    Later,
    Bill
    Internet: wabusa.com Telnet: bbs.wabusa.com
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  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to Bill Burton on Fri Dec 28 23:28:40 2012
    Hello Bill,

    BB> You can install Mozilla Firefox on any machine
    > reguardless of OS and download one of two or three
    > telnet add ons. then you can telnet from the browser
    > ( telnet://xxx.xxxxxx.xxx ). It works great and looks
    > a lot better than other telnet clients.

    Is this advice intended for users of MS Windows?
    Certainly on unix and Linux systems I would expect the stock telnet program running inside something like an xterm to suffice and probably even work better
    than a browser plug
    -in.

    -Andy Ball

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  • From Bill Burton@1:3634/15 to Andy Ball on Sat Dec 29 15:48:06 2012
    Andy Ball wrote in a message to Bill Burton:


    Hello Bill,

    BB> You can install Mozilla Firefox on any machine
    > reguardless of OS and download one of two or three
    > telnet add ons. then you can telnet from the browser
    > ( telnet://xxx.xxxxxx.xxx ). It works great and looks
    > a lot better than other telnet clients.

    Is this advice intended for users of MS Windows?
    Certainly on unix and Linux systems I would expect the stock telnet program running inside something like an xterm to suffice and
    probably even work better than a browser plug
    -in.

    I am running Firefox with the plugin on a Ubuntu box and get a better cleaner screen presentation than with the linux clients!

    Later,
    Bill
    Internet: wabusa.com Telnet: bbs.wabusa.com
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: INA:fidonet.wabusa.com, IBN (1:3634/15)
  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to Bill Burton on Sat Dec 29 21:04:28 2012
    Hello Bill,

    BB> I am running Firefox with the plugin on a Ubuntu box
    > and get a better cleaner screen presentation than
    > with the linux clients!

    Ubuntu must be even worse than I had thought then! ;-)

    -Andy Ball

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Dada-1
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  • From Bill Burton@1:3634/15 to Andy Ball on Sat Dec 29 23:26:46 2012
    Andy Ball wrote in a message to Bill Burton:


    Hello Bill,

    BB> I am running Firefox with the plugin on a Ubuntu box
    > and get a better cleaner screen presentation than
    > with the linux clients!

    Ubuntu must be even worse than I had thought then! ;-)

    Ubuntu is a good OS, I do not like any telnet client on any OS because all of the ones I have used come up partial screen with no way of enlarging them where
    as I get a full screen presentation with firefox and a telnet plugin that is much eaiser on the eyes and much nicer to look at.

    Later,
    Bill
    Internet: wabusa.com Telnet: bbs.wabusa.com
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: INA:fidonet.wabusa.com, IBN (1:3634/15)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.42 to Andy Ball on Sun Dec 30 13:12:18 2012
    BB> I am running Firefox with the plugin on a Ubuntu box
    > and get a better cleaner screen presentation than
    > with the linux clients!

    Ubuntu must be even worse than I had thought then! ;-)

    ubuntu uses the same clients as all other *nix systems... but all of them have problems of various kinds and none of them work like folks used to the DOS way of doing things work... those being good ANSI support as well as "within-the-connection-stream" file transfers... on *nix file transfers are done on their own connections external to the terminal... on DOS style (winwhatever included) systems, the transfers are just more data in the currently used connection stream...

    now, if the above plugin things assist with that, i don't know... on winwhatever, i use my favorite terminal program and make it the default handler
    for those types and protocols...

    ubuntu or debian or redhat or any similar *nix system has nothing to do with this...

    )\/(ark

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  • From John Kelly@1:3634/23 to Bill Burton on Sun Dec 30 13:29:00 2012
    firefox and a telnet plugin that is much eaiser on the eyes and much
    nicer to look at.

    What's the name of it, I'll check it out.

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.3/M 25
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  • From Bill Burton@1:3634/15 to John Kelly on Sun Dec 30 21:11:32 2012
    John Kelly wrote in a message to Bill Burton:

    firefox and a telnet plugin that is much eaiser on the eyes and much
    nicer to look at.

    What's the name of it, I'll check it out.

    There are tow or three addons available. go to addons and type in telnet and choose the one of your choice.

    Later,
    Bill
    Internet: wabusa.com Telnet: bbs.wabusa.com
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: INA:fidonet.wabusa.com, IBN (1:3634/15)
  • From John Kelly@1:3634/23 to Bill Burton on Tue Jan 1 01:12:00 2013
    firefox and a telnet plugin that is much eaiser on the eyes and much
    nicer to look at.

    What's the name of it, I'll check it out.

    There are tow or three addons available. go to addons and type in
    telnet and choose the one of your choice.

    I don't want to choose one. I want the same one YOU like.

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.3/M 25
    * Origin: Booby Trap (1:3634/23)
  • From Bill Burton@1:3634/15 to all on Mon Jan 7 21:22:48 2013
    Hello all!


    NEED Help fron a couple of volunteers!

    I am trying to test my modem setup so I can report the results in the COMM Echo as I promised a few weeks ago.

    I have a unique setup, it is a magicjack attached to a switch port on my network, a USR Sportster 28800 hooked to it and to com 1 on a ubuntu box. I am running a WINXP VM on the ubuntu box and Have D'Bridge in a DOS box doing the sending and receiving.

    I have been testing it with Mark Lewis. As of this afternoon after writing a Modem Control file for DB and opening up the com ports to 115200 I was able to get a 19200 connect. FYI here are two log excerpts from this afternoon.


    01/07/2013 13:37 Calling 1:3634/0 at 33600 baud
    01/07/2013 13:38 Modem reports "NO CARRIER"
    01/07/2013 13:38 Calling 1:3634/0 at 33600 baud
    01/07/2013 13:39 Modem reports "CONNECT 19200/ARQ/V34/LAPM"
    01/07/2013 13:39 EMSI: 1:3634/12@fidonet, FrontDoor 2.33.mL.b2
    01/07/2013 13:39 Z32-S: 11339471.PKT, 453b, 00:02
    01/07/2013 13:39 Z32-S: 453b, 00:00
    01/07/2013 13:39 Successful, 00:10, a "free" call
    01/07/2013 13:39 Marking/Deleting mail


    01/07/2013 13:48 1:275/100 placed on temporary hold
    01/07/2013 13:48 Limits reset for 1:3634/12
    01/07/2013 13:48 BinkD transaction for 1:3634/12
    01/07/2013 13:48 Marking/Deleting mail
    01/07/2013 14:00 Limits reset for 1:275/100
    01/07/2013 14:00 Calling 1:275/100 at 33600 baud
    01/07/2013 14:00 Modem reports "BUSY"


    I still need some folks to dial
    in to check out the inbound connect rates.

    Any help you can give would be much appreciated. My POTS number is not in the nodelist but I plan on having one in there soon. My current POTS number is listed below and accessible 24/7. I can also accept crash mail at my INA listing.

    Please send me a netmail if you would like to assist.

    Thanks in advance.
    Later,
    Bill

    Later,
    Bill

    Internet: wabusa.com Telnet: bbs.wabusa.com Fidonet POTS: 330-548-2566
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