Telnetting to Linux from Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by harry4000, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. harry4000 macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2003
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Does anybody know of a replacement for Mac's command line Terminal app that enables the use of the home/pgup/pgdn/end keys to be transmitted via telnet? I'm a Unix programmer and I need a serious terminal application, similar to Finally Software's IVT for Windows, (except for the Mac).

    Also, has anybody noticed that when logging into a Linux system from the Mac, telnet doesn't prompt for username? It starts by prompting for password, and I have to hit enter and force a failed login so that it prompts for the username. Why is that?

    Any suggestions/ideas are appreciated.
  2. FatTony macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    I've noticed the login in thing, too. I think it users you login for the client machine as the default login name when telneting or SSHing. I think you need to use the -l username tag with your telnet command to use a different username for the server than the one your are logged in as on the client.

    As for a telnet replacement, you can always try searching version tracker
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Re: Telnetting to Linux from Mac OS X

    You might try this web page, or better yet, try this one.
  4. szark macrumors 68030


    May 14, 2002
    You might try installing Apple's X11 and using the provided xterm (or any other ported X11 terminal programs you can find). That might give you the functionality you need.

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