MacWise - Macintosh Terminal Emulation - telnet / serial for OS X - Wyse, Viewpoint, VT100, VT220

Using MacWise with the Telnet -K Option

PROBLEM: When you log into your host, it always skips past the Login prompt and displays the Password prompt. Then you must hit return to get the Login prompt.

SOLUTION: Use the -K telnet option.
The -K option specifies no automatic login to the remote system.


Select Telnet Connection... (Under the Connection Menu in MacWise)
and then enter the -K option.



-a is the default and will be used if left blank
Here are the notes on the -a option from the telnet manual.

-a Attempt automatic login. This is now the default, so this option
is ignored. Currently, this sends the user name via the USER
variable of the ENVIRON option if supported by the remote system.
The name used is that of the current user as returned by
getlogin(2) if it agrees with the current user ID, otherwise it
is the name associated with the user ID.

NOTE: You will need MacWise version 11.41 or later

MacWise allows a Macintosh to be used as a terminal -- connected to a host computer directly, by modem, local area network or over the Internet. The emulators support video attributes such as dim, reverse, underline, 132-column modes, protected fields and graphic characters sent from the host computer, as well as enhanced Viewpoint mode. Features include phone list and dialer for modems, on-screen programmable function keys, connection scripts and more.


MacWise emulates ADDS Viewpoint, Wyse 50, Wyse 60, Wyse 370, Televideo TV 925, DEC VT100, VT220 and Prism terminals. Supports ANSI color. Esprit III color is also supported in Wyse 370 mode. SCO ANSI is also supported.

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1. Built in Modem
2. Telnet / TCP/IP
3. SSH Secure Shell
4. Serial ports via USB to Serial adaptor
5. Also communicates directly with the Mac unix shell


If your office uses a business computer that allows you to log in as a terminal, you can use MacWise to access your business data from your Macintosh when you are out of the office (or in the office)

MacWise will connect your Mac to the office computer using your modem or with ethernet using a lan connection in your office or over the Internet.


Rich Love
Carnation Software
512 858-9234

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