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Telnet Linemode option (RFC1116) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001926D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 17 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D.A. Borman: AUTHOR


Status of this Memo

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Network Working Group Internet Engineering Task Force

Request for Comments: 1116 Telnet Linemode Working Group

D. Borman, Editor

Cray Research, Inc.

August 1989

Telnet Linemode Option

Status of this Memo

This RFC describes a proposed elective standard for the Internet

community. Hosts on the Internet that support Linemode within the

Telnet protocol are expected to adopt and implement this standard.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.


Linemode Telnet is a way of doing terminal character processing on

the client side of a Telnet connection. While in Linemode with

editing enabled for the local side, network traffic is reduced to a

couple of packets per command line, rather than a couple of packets

per character typed. This is very useful for long delay networks,

because the user has local response time while typing the command

line, and only incurs the network delays after the command is typed.

It is also useful to reduce costs on networks that charge on a per

packet basis.

Table of Contents

1. Command Names and Codes 2

2. Command Meanings 3

2.1 The LINEMODE function 3

2.2 LINEMODE suboption MODE 3


2.4 LINEMODE suboption SLC, Set Local Characters 5

2.5 New control characters 8

3. Default Specification 9

4. Motivation 9

5. Implementation Rules 11

5.1 User Interface 11

5.2 End of line terminators 12

5.3 Output processing 12

5.4 A terminal driver in Telnet? 12

5.5 Setting of Local Characters 12


5.7 Valid and invalid modes and values. 14

5.8 Flushing input and output 14

5.9 State diagram for SLC 16

5.10 Example of a connection ...