Using Term to Pierce an Internet Firewall: The ~/.term/termrc.telnet init file

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I have checked line clarity using linecheck over this medium. I expected it to be completely transparent, but it is not. However, the only bad character seems to be 255. The ~/.term/termrc.telnet I use (the .telnet is the name of the term connection, see above) contains:


baudrate off
escape 255
ignore 255
timeout 600

Perhaps it could be improved by diddling, I am getting a throughput of only about 30k cps over a long-haul connection through a slow firewall. Ftp can move about 100k cps over the same route. A realistic baudrate might avoid some timeouts.

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