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Currently Teraterm is probably the best free client for Windows environment. It Is the only one that I know that understands middle mouse button. The product has non-intuitive configuration but generally functionality is very good. Hummingbird Connectivity Suite contains a good telnet client. It's not free.

Generally nothing prevent extending OFM manager to full telnet client and as such it would be much more powerful and interesting tool then a typical telnet emulator. But I know only one such attempt  ShellTelnet  from Rudenko Software. But unfortunately it is still in version 2.0 beta. Another attempt to merge terminal and file browser was done in SSH Explorer

SSH Explorer is a new generation SSH/Telnet client and terminal emulator that makes remote Linux server administration look like much more fun than it actually is. File View panel lets you navigate through and operate with remote directories and files as effortlessly as if they were on your home computer.

The integrated text editor and SFTP client are always at your fingertips when you need to edit or transfer files. SSH Explorer also includes a pack of useful Linux commands and allows you to create your own snippets so you don't have to remember and type them anymore. With SSH Explorer, the VT100 terminal emulation, SSH1, SSH2 and Telnet protocols are supported.


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[Jul 27, 2011] PAC

PAC provides a GUI to configure SSH and Telnet connections, including usernames, passwords, EXPECT regular expressions, and macros. It is similar in function to SecureCRT or Putty. It is intended for people who connect to many servers through SSH. It can automate logins and command executions.
Tags Perl GTK+ SSH Telnet GNOME Ubuntu Expect
Licenses GPLv3
Operating Systems Linux Ubuntu Debian
Implementation Perl GTK+ Expect
Translations English

[Jul 06, 2011] WCTS - SSH Documentation

MindTerm is an SSH client that will only function in browsers supporting Java (JDK 1.1); this includes all versions of Internet Explorer since 4.0 and all Netscape since 4.06 - in other words, it will probably work in your browser.

First, start MindTerm. The program will load in a few seconds, then prompt you with this: 'SSH Server/Alias:'. Ensure that your designated server is displayed on the screen, and then press <Enter>.

Important! Once you log off of the server, remember to close the browser in order to reset MindTerm - otherwise, someone may see who last used MindTerm.

[Jul 06, 2011] Console telnet for Win32

Current version is 2.0 .

Console telnet is a full screen (console) telnet client for MS Win32 environments. It can be run in full screen text mode (a DOS session) or in a graphic window. It supports ANSI colors, and has (almost) all the keys customizable. The latest version gets a score of 91 on vttest, which means you shouldn't experience any terminal emulation problems unless you're running a really weird application (compare: Windows 2000 Telnet gets a score of 39). You can also redirect the telnet session to STDIN and STDOUT for use with other programs. Telnet will communicate the number of lines and line width to the host, and can operate in any console mode.

Telnet Win32 is free software, released under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE. You are welcome to use and distribute the sources and/or the binaries under the conditions of the license.

Remember that console telnet is a group effort, and everyone who makes a contribution or sends in a bug report is important to the project. Thanks to everyone who has helped, and keep up the good work!

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Very interesting ideas and product from Rudenko Software. But unfortunately it is still in version 2.0 beta

ShellTelnet is a Windows telnet client intended for use with a Unix/Linux shell account.

In addition to the classic telnet functionality, ShellTellnet introduces a new way of browsing Unix hosts. ShellTelnet allows the user to browse files and folders on a remote machine using the Windows Explorer interface.

ShellTelnet includes a hidden FTP client. It makes possible to transfer files without a use of slow and archaic utilities like Kermit and zmodem.

To use ShellTelnet you need a local Windows machine and a remote machine running Unix or Linux. It is assumed that the default shell on the remote machine is BASH.

Dima Maloff's Telnet Project


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HyperTerminal Private Edition is a more powerful version of HyperTerminal, which comes in Windows 95, Windows 98, and NT 4.0.

Hilgraeve began providing "private editions" of HyperTerminal free for personal use shortly after Microsoft launched Windows 95, to satisfy end user requests and increase public awareness of HyperACCESS, its full-featured product from which HyperTerminal is derived. Businesses and individuals that learn of Hilgraeve and HyperACCESS in this way often purchase HyperACCESS. Businesses whose needs are met by HyperTerminal PE often purchase site licenses for this popular upgrade to HyperTerminal, which is free only for personal use.

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