Quick Start

When you first open TeSSH, the Sessions window comes up automatically.

If you know the Hostname and Port number of the server you wish to connect to, select New Session from the Actions list on the left side of the main Sessions window, and then enter the Host and Port when prompted.  Also select either the Telnet or SSH protocol option. Note that if you have not yet defined any sessions, the New Session panel will be displayed automatically for you the first time you use TeSSH.

TeSSH is a modern Windows-based application. In general, you'll find menus and preferences where you'd expect them to be, and right clicks and other basic functions will usually work as they would in any Windows-based program.

Connecting to a server

TeSSH will attempt to connect to the server that you have selected. Once connected, the server will normally ask for your username, followed by your password. Once you have entered this information, TeSSH will ask if you want to create an Auto-Login trigger for this server. If you select Yes, auto-login triggers will be created, and your character name and password will be saved to the session icon.

That's all there is to it! You are now connected to a server. You can continue through this help section for more information to help you get started with TeSSH.

Troubleshooting: If you have trouble connecting to a server and get the error message "can't lookup address", then you probably have an incorrect domain-name-server (DNS) setup. Setting up a proper nameserver for your Internet connection is beyond the scope of this document, however, there is a work-around for this. When you choose the Edit Session action, both the host name and the host address are displayed. If you are having trouble connecting to the name, simply enter the IP address into the Hostname field. This will typically allow you to connect to the server. If the server administrators ever change the address of their machine, your connection will stop working until you enter the new address.

If you still have trouble, check to see if your network or ISP is using a Proxy Server that might be preventing direct access to the remote server server. If the Proxy Server supports Telnet or SOCKS, then you can configure the Proxy Settings in the main Options menu. You cannot connect to a server via just a Web or HTTP proxy, and some networks are designed to prevent MUDding, so contact your ISP or network administrator if you have trouble.

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