Top Gun Telnet is no longer supported, nor does it work on recent PalmOS 3.x machines. You may wish to consider switching to Top Gun ssh instead.
The remainder of this page is present for historical reference only.
This is an HTML version of the README for Top Gun Telnet, my first try at an application that uses the Palm Pilot Pro's built-in TCP/IP library.
Here's a brief set of instructions (obviously, you need to have a Palm Pilot Professional for this to work at all):
For best results, you should run "screen" on the machine to which to telnet. This will provide your applications with a VT100 environment, and handle things like virtual terminals, automatic screen redraws when you change width or font, and the ability to interrupt and resume login sessions.
The termcap entry for tgtelnet is contained in the accompanying "termcap" file, and duplicated here:
pi|pilot|tgtelnet:am:xn:bs:co#39:li#16:cl=\Ec:cm=\Em%+ %+ :ho=\Em :nw=\Em~ :\ :so=\Eb:se=\EB:bl=^g:cr=^m:do=^j:le=^h:kP=^k:kN=^l:
To use it (and screen), put it in your server's /etc/termcap file. Then, when you log in to your server using tgtelnet and do "stty echo", set your TERM environment variable to "tgtelnet", and run screen.
With this method, I have been able to run vi, emacs, elm, trn, and lynx. What more could you want?
OK, you could want more. First of all, source. It will be released when I get a little more free time after the semester is over. Watch the pilot-unix mailing list for announcements. Second of all, when I go home (not in the US) at the end of the semester, I will be adding crytpo into the client, to hopefully make it ssh-compatible.
Comments and bug reports are welcome (though I don't promise not to put them aside or ignore them...); send them to the pilot-unix list or to me at the address below.
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