IVT: Telnet/Ssh VT220 emulator

Date of last update: Mon Jan 06 21:41:55 2014
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    What is IVT?
    IVT is a VT220 terminal emulator for Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista/Win 7 and Win 8, that can set up a secure (Kerberized) telnet, SSH, RLOGIN, NetBios or serial connection to a remote host.
    It supports multiple (tabbed) sessions of different types in a single window and has a scripting language to automate standard tasks (such as logging in and creating multiple sessions).
    IVT can do all things that PuTTY can do, and many more things besides!

    If you use a PC to access remote hosts and you care about fast, accurate VT220 terminal emulation with a large tabbed screen, multi-session, color support, fast copy/paste etc. because you use Unix text-mode applications such as VI, EMACS, or Midnight Commander, then IVT is a program designed for you.
    If you want secure authenticated login, you can use SSH or the Kerberos V5 authentication and encryption support built into the commercial version of IVT (available from SoftwareVoordelig webshop).
    Also, it is integrated with Gradient DCE for Windows, and will seamlessly integrate with existing DCE environments using Kerberized Telnet.
    If you administer (or use) a large network with many machines, IVT allows you to initialise your working environment with only a few mouse clicks.
    Logging in to an array of hosts with either Telnet, Kerberized Telnet, SSH or modem, starting programs there, automatically analyzing the output, customising the keyboard and screen (different key-mappings and colors per host and/or session if you want to) is all easily achieved.
    Once you get used to creating sessions with a few clicks and switching between 10, 20 (or even more) parallel sessions without losing track, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it :-)
    I have worked in environments with many hundreds of Unix machines, and IVT is tailored to make life in such environments easier.

    The non-secure versions of IVT are free (as in beer), the SSH/Kerberos versions are commercial. Download here.

    New in version 23.3 of IVT (December 2013):

  • New "+" tab as yet another (and intuitive) way to create a new session.
  • New standard scripts "Send file to Remote" and "Send file to Windows" to do file transfer with just "perl" as a requirement on the remote end. Just drag&drop files onto IVT and it will do the transfer to the host.
  • Copy/paste from Word-documents into ASCII sessions now will cleverly translate certain characters such as left/right quotes and long hyphens to their ASCII equivalents. Prevents question-marks appearing in unexpected places when you paste commands into a Unix shell from a Word document.
  • New "Reflection"-like color setup option which causes IVT to use colors instead of true blink, underlining, reverse and bright video. Meant to facilitate the transition from Reflection.
  • Rewritten printer system for better color support, black/white printing, PRIVT from Unix can now be used to do advanced spooling and graphical output through IVT. Many printer-related problems fixed.
  • Choice between 64- and 32-bit versions of IVT. The 64-bit runs a bit faster and allows practically limitless scrollback.
  • Zeroes can now be displayed slashed or dotted in any font to distinguish them better from the capital letter "O".
  • Better support for multi-monitor setups, various sizing errors and font errors fixed. New "Minimize to tray" function to hide IVT from sight.
  • More user-configurable entries on the menu bar (was 1, now 10). This allows you to group and configure many shortcuts and customizations.
  • The context-menu that appears when you right-click on a tab is now user-configurable.
  • Many improvements to pasting text and the PASTESPEED command to prevent flooding hosts (especially AIX "TTYHOG OVERUN") when pasting large amounts of text.
  • New scripting facilities allow better isolation of scripts (see "PACKAGE" in manual).
  • Plus many dozens of smaller bugfixes, improvements and extensions.
  • More details of previous versions...

    The versions you can download here are a free 30-day evaluation versions for SSH and Kerberos.
    The Telnet and other protocols are unaffected by the licence scheme and entirely free, also for commercial use (no need to ask).
    If you want to use SSH and/or Kerberos after the evaluation period expires, please buy a licence from SoftwareVoordelig.nl.

    The following files and versions of IVT are provided for download (all run on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Win7/Win8).
    The "Installer" column refers to files with a full Windows install wizard.
    The "Upgrade kit" refers to ZIP files with all the latest files, which you can use to manually update an existing (modified) configuration.

    The highlighted cell below is for a self-unpacking, self-installing demo version of IVT.
    It is the full version, but requires no administrator privileges to get IVT up and running.

    All versions are available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
    Make sure you download a version compatible with your version of Windows (see this Microsoft site for more information on 32/64 bit Windows.

    Description Free Installer Upgrade kit (zip) Standalone
    IVT Secure Access version 23.3
    Includes SSH and Kerberos

    30 days
    32-bit 4431 KB
    64-bit 4547 KB
    32-bit 4159 KB
    64-bit 4307 KB
    IVT Secure Access light version 23.3
    (Includes SSH, no Kerberos, so smaller and less complex)

    30 days
    32-bit 3599 KB
    64-bit 3675 KB
    32-bit 3808 KB
    64-bit 3899 KB
    IVT VT220 Freeware version 23.3
    No security
    32-bit 2017 KB
    64-bit 2087 KB
    32-bit 2198 KB
    64-bit 2278 KB
    IVT VT220 Telnet-only version 23.3
    Telnet only (no serial/rlogin etc.)
    32-bit 1988 KB
    64-bit 2055 KB
    32-bit 2160 KB
    64-bit 2240 KB
    IVT Secure Access light version 23.3
    Self-installing, single executable. Double click and Go!
    Requires no administrator privileges.

    30 days
       32-bit 3057 KB
    64-bit 3147 KB
    Ancient IVT DOS version 11.3e
    Historical release (1999), as is.
      Download 422 KB  

    See here for old releases of IVT. This is the actual manual of IVT.

    If you like IVT, I'd appreciate an email with opinions: ruurdb@wxs.nl
    Please don't hesistate to ask questions, send mail or opinions.

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