MidpSSH is an open source mobile Java SSH and Telnet client. Web developers and server admins can use MidpSSH  to open a Unix/Linux Shell or Windows or Novell command line interface on servers they have access to. If you don’t have a server of your own to play with, Nyx.net offers free Unix shell access over Telnet and SSH.

MidpSSH has lots of features including a choice of fonts, user defined macros and the ability to save host names and login IDs and passwords for multiple servers.

Thanks to skilo47 for finding and testing MidpSSH.

Type: Open Source
Vendor: xk72 Product Page
Data Connection Required: Yes
Supported iDEN phones: All Falcon Series with Java (i776, i465, i9, i290, etc.)
File Size: 119 KB

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.

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Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 2036

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  1. I’m trying to play a mud with this telnet client. it does work but I can’t figure out if there is a way to scroll back up and view previous text?

    The mud I’m playings addy is:

    • I don’t use that program but according to the manual ( http://www.xk72.com/midpssh/wiki/using-settings ) if you set your terminal size (in the settings menu) larger than the physical size of the screen you can scroll back with the up arrow.

    • I have tried everything as far as screen size goes. Setting the columns/rows to high values, very large fonts, landscape, and full screen. I can’t get any scrolling. If the screen is too large the text just goes off the screen. Besides no scrolling the program does work. Using an i465.

  2. Found
    Lot’s of free unix shell’s, in a rated order.

  3. As Bo Burnham almost said-I like games, wheres the games, am i the only person here that likes games?
    Seriously though, tried searching for a MUD server which can be used from this.

  4. if this is an open source app how do i get to see the source códe to modify it

  5. I used to use telnet and the VT100/ANSI terminal emulator on my Commodore to play this on a multi line IBM system. This is THE ANSWER to all my troubles Dennis! Getting on here would be reuniting me to some old friends and being the Wizard I was yrs ago;)

  6. Dennis,I kinda need help w this. Been yrs since I telnet. I need to be able to get on this site http://crossroadsoftheelements.com/wiki/cote:top to be able to play a game I used to play in the 90’s. Select “playing crossroads” n it explains parameters.

    • Crossroads seems to work for me in MidpSSH.

      Text entry is a bit weird. To enter something press the right softkey (labeled “Input”), enter your text and then press the left softkey (labeled “Enter”).

      Be sure to read the MIDP documentation and FAQs, it’s a powerful program but there is a learning curve.

  7. It’s a pretty geeky tool and the user interface is not very intuitive. It really intended for programmers and server administrators. Plus you need an account on a remote server or Linux host offering shell access.

    If your familiar with using Telnet or SSH on the PC you should be able to figure it out with a little trial and error or by reading the documentation and FAQ at http://www.xk72.com/midpssh/

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