PuTTY wish ssh-termspeed

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summary: Send terminal speeds in SSH
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
fixed-in: 2004-04-25 (0.55) (0.56) (0.57) (0.58) (0.59) (0.60)

We've had a couple of requests for PuTTY to transmit a terminal speed in SSH, as it already does for Telnet and Rlogin protocols.

Apparently server defaults in the absence of information from PuTTY aren't always helpful; in particular, OpenSSH on HP-UX ends up at 300 baud(!), and this causes vi and emacs to invoke various emergency procedures (e.g., vi uses a 5-line display, and emacs runs terribly slow to avoid overloading the terminal).

As of 2004-04-25, PuTTY will send terminal speeds in SSH based on the same terminal-speed string as for other protocols (which has been moved to the Connection panel in the UI).

Currently there's no way to turn off the sending of terminal speeds in SSH (speeds are always sent). If anyone complains, we can change this.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)