Send Break to terminal server

Avis avis at
Fri Jan 23 03:03:19 EST 2004

Probably a "feature" for the MRV terminal server.
I wonder if any other terminal servers use this sequence.

-----Original Message-----
From: Darren Tucker [mailto:dtucker at] 
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 1:56 AM
To: Avis
Cc: openssh-unix-dev at
Subject: Re: Send Break to terminal server

Avis wrote:
> I found the characters sent by TeraTerm Pro.
> It was '0xFF', followed by '0xF3'.

That's a Telnet IAC-Break sequence.  I suspect the fact it works over 
SSH at all is a coincidence.

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