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  1. vt100 behavior

    I am trying to insert a line within an existing screen. For example, position the cursor at line 12, col 0; insert a linefeed, moving row 12 and below down one line. Move the cursor back to line 12 and display new text. I have not been able to do this with Putty or Penguin. It works on a real Vt-100. Any ideas? Thanks

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    • vi

      Hi, version 2.53 (I ugpgraded this morning) appears to ignore the escape key in vi. I realise I can use Ctrl-C in this version, but have a preference for escape. Is escape likely to make a comback?

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        Hi Gill,
        Which older version are we comparing with here? What OS and version is running on your remote host? Does changing “Terminal type” on the “Login” tab in Connection Profiles fix this for you?

      • # does not show up

        When trying to type a "#" in SSH session it does not show up. Whats wrong?

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          Frank, Thanks for the report. In connection profiles, under “Login”, what do you have “Terminal type” set to? Are you using SSH, Telnet or Serial? Which font are you using? What country are you in (more specifically, what country’s keyboard layout are you using)?

        • sudo and SCP

          We need the ability to sudo to another user when performing secure copies.

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          • Change window height

            I have a Telnet window open for an HP 2610-24-PwR switch and I can't change the windows height to be more than 24 lines. Any ideas where I should look in the config. options or what I should do differently?
            Thanks for a great program.

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              Pleased try Profile, options, advanced, force size. Unfortunately hosts using Telnet may not negotiate window size. Let us know if this option works. If the host supports ssh then connect using ssh.

            • characters on terminal are doubled up on Penguinet 2.54

              can anyone comment on this???

              it is strange!

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                  James, which version are you using? Newer versions come with an option in Send Commands, “Hide text to be sent”, meaning you could use Send Commands for this without exposing a password.

                • Windows DPI scaling

                  Penguinet does not look good in Windows DPI scaling. Everything looks blurry.

                  Microsoft's recommendation is to turn off the DPI scaling ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2900023 ) but in this case, the text is too tiny to be read because of the huge resolution (4k display).

                  4k displays becoming more and more common and ppls turn on DPI scaling, this is a must have feature.

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                  • Credentials profile

                    It would be useful storing a credential profile (username/password) and recall it into a connection profile. In this way for the device with ldap authentication the user should change the password in one place only

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                    • The public key login dance

                      I've been using Penguinet for what might be 10 years now. I love it. It's great. And whenever I use Putty I hate it.

                      BUT

                      When I log in to a server with public/private key pair, I have to do the following dance:

                      First, I enter my password for the key and get:

                      "You've chosen public key login but the server has been unable to authenticate you, would you like to attempt automatic authentication?"

                      I say NO. I then get:

                      "The connection to [server] has been closed because the remote host closed the connection normally"

                      I say RECONNECT. Penguinet then…

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                      • hebrew

                        does penguiNet support Hebrew characters?
                        many Thanks
                        I white

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                          Penguinet supports UTF-8 within a terminal session, and if its required, a font of your choice.

                          We don’t actually have a server here configured for hebrew, so why not install the Penguinet trial, try it on an appropriate server, and report back here? :-)

                        • path automatically entered as command

                          When open sessionwith PenguiNet, the path is automatically entered as a command (whenever hit enter); this does not occur with standalone putty session. Is there a PenguiNet option to prevent this? WIthout a way to turn this off, PenguiNet is too annoying to use.

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                          • Windows: on text Zoom, do not resize the session windows

                            on Windows, the session window gets resized when I change the text zoom.
                            This is not an expected behavior, It shouldn't be resized.

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                            • Can not select key pair

                              well, I cannot select anything from drop-down list. Am I doing anything wrong? Thanks
                              http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18298016/pictures/Untitled-1.png

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                                You’re probably using SSH2 and need to select one of your SSH2 keys from the combo just below the one open in your screenshot. If you see no keys there either, try adding the key via Tools|Manage keypairs.

                              • Two Factor Authentication

                                Two factor authentication, is it possible with Penguinet. I am using google authenticator on my server and it works fine with Putty. I have mine set to as for
                                1) username
                                2) password
                                3) 2FA code

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                                • Better find in scroll buffer

                                  The find text function would be much more helpful if it highlighted all instances of the text found and centered the current location in the screen. Regular expressions would be of great help also.

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                                  • Ditch the "Authentication agent not forwarded" warning

                                    I like to leave authentication agent forwarding switched on as most of my servers support it. However, some don't and the "authentication agent not supported" pop up box appears. I'm not sure this *modal* warning box is that helpful.

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                                    • In the send commands, I have a sudo then a cd. Works. If I change the dir to cd to, it stops working

                                      In the send commands, I have sudo then a cd commands. Works. If I change the dir to cd into, it stops working. I've tried everything, including just cd /home. I've encountered this numerous times and figured I'd mention it. I don't know if it's the pause in the sudo authentication or what....

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                                        • "Safe" pasting

                                          In order to prevent wrong text pasting could you set up a configurable warning if the text to paste is greater than xx characters?

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