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re: APRS and the Internet 

@freakazoid
The problem with VT100 is every character you type is relayed back to the peer, which will make inefficient use of slower links. Basically, you'd need a link that can support at least 100 1-octet packets every second to keep up. Figure, 25 bytes per frame, so 20kbps minimum channel data rate.

With a block mode terminal, all of your edits are sent back as a single batch.
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re: APRS and the Internet 

@freakazoid @drwho @gled@soteria.mastodon.host
Otherwise, yes, just tunnel Telnet and you're done. :)

I suppose you can go line-oriented as well; but, like 3270s, some keys will force the current line edits back. Still block-mode, but on smaller units.

re: APRS and the Internet 

@freakazoid @drwho @gled@soteria.mastodon.host
Note that non-KISS TNCs operate in a degenerate line-oriented mode. So, these alternative modes will need KISS support of some kind.

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