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Standards and platform support

VT100, VT52, and other terminals #

Supported terminal types:

  • VT52 terminal

    All common features are supported.
  • ANSI terminals

    All common features are supported.
  • VT100 and its successors

    Common features of VT100, VT102, VT201, VT220 supported.
    Works with higher versions such as VT520, VT525 as well (some features are supported).
  • xterm terminal

    Common features are supported.
  • Wise 60

    Experimental support.
  • SCO ANSI

    Experimental support.
  • Pick terminal

    Experimental support.

If you lack any of the less-common features we have not implemented yet, please let us know.

100% managed .NET code with no external dependencies #

  • Rebex Terminal Emulation is written in 100% managed C# code.
  • No external dependencies. It only needs .NET Framework.
  • No open source code used.
  • Fully CLS-compliant.
  • Supports any .NET language (C#, VB.NET, C++/CLI, etc.)
  • Platform-independent code. Same assemblies for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

.NET Framework on Windows #

Rebex Terminal Emulation supports the following .NET Framework platforms:

  • .NET Framework 4.7
  • .NET Framework 4.6.x
  • .NET Framework 4.5.x
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • .NET Framework 3.0
  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions (same DLLs)

Legacy binaries for .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1 are available for registered customers.
For details, see legacy platform support section.

Supported IDE versions:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

Supported Windows versions:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 2012 Server
  • Windows 2012 Server R2
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2008 Server R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista

Rebex Terminal Emulation is known to work on Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2003 R2. However, these platforms already reached end-of-life, which means we cannot guarantee any kind of support for Rebex Terminal Emulation on these operating systems.

.NET Core #

Rebex Terminal Emulation supports .NET Core platform.

Supported frameworks:

  • .NET Core 1.1
  • .NET Core 2.0

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 (SP1 and higher)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 and higher)

Operating systems with experimental support:

  • macOS (64-bit)
  • Linux (64-bit)

.NET Standard #

Rebex Terminal Emulation supports .NET Standard 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 on .NET Core 1.1 and 2.0. Support for .NET Standard on .NET Framework 4.6.x is experimental.

Mono on Linux #

Rebex Terminal Emulation supports Mono version 3.x, 4.x on Linux and Apple macOS (OS X).

Terminal Emulation WinForms control is supported on Windows (.NET) and Linux (Mono). UI-less classes work fine on Apple macOS/OS X as well.

Xamarin.Mac is not supported yet. Write to us if you need it.

.NET Compact Framework on handhelds and mobiles #

Rebex Terminal Emulation supports Microsoft legacy handheld and mobile platforms.

Supported frameworks:

  • .NET Compact Framework 3.5
  • .NET Compact Framework 3.9

Legacy binaries for .NET Compact Framework 2.0 are available for registered customers upon request.
For details, see legacy platform support section.

Supported mobile operating systems:

  • Windows CE 5.0, 6.x
  • Pocket PC
  • Windows Mobile
  • Windows Embedded Compact 7
  • Windows Embedded Compact 2013

Supported IDE versions:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

Only the UI-less classes are supported on this platform. See mobile features page for details.

Xamarin.iOS #

  • Xamarin Studio/Visual Studio with Xamarin.iOS 8.6 or later
  • iOS 5.1.1 or later

Only the UI-less classes are supported on this platform. See mobile features page for details.

Xamarin.Android #

  • Xamarin Studio/Visual Studio with Xamarin.Android 4 or later
  • Android 2.3.3 or later (Android API version 10 or later)

Only UI-less classes are supported on this platform. See mobile features page for details.

Xamarin.Mac #

Experimental version of Rebex Terminal Emulation for Xamarin.Mac is included in the installation package.

Supported projects:

  • Xamarin.Mac Mobile
  • Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework

Requires Xamarin Studio with Xamarin.Mac 2.x or later and OS X 10.7 or later.

Only UI-less classes are supported on this platform. See mobile features page for details.

Universal Windows Platform #

Experimental version of Rebex Terminal Emulation for Universal Windows Platform is included in the installation package.

Supported platforms:

  • Windows 10 Store Apps
  • Windows 10 Mobile
  • Windows 10 IoT

Only UI-less classes are supported on this platform. See mobile features page for details.

Only UI-less classes are supported on this platform. See mobile features page for details.

Internet RFC specifications #

Rebex Terminal Emulation supports SSH2 protocol and implements the following specifications:

Other RFCs:

SSH1 is not supported - it is no longer considered secure and has been considered deprecated more than 15 years ago.

Please note that some non-essential features might not be supported. Let us know if you need to add anything.

FIPS 140-2 mode #

Rebex Terminal Emulation can operate in a FIPS 140-2 compliant mode. When enabled, only FIPS-approved cryptographic modules from MS CryptoAPI are used. FIPS mode is activated automatically when Windows is running in FIPS mode. To switch on the FIPS mode manually, set
Rebex.Security.Cryptography.CryptoHelper.UseFipsAlgorithmsOnly to true.

Legacy platform support #

Legacy version of Rebex Terminal Emulation for .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1 is still available for registered customers. However, it's no longer maintained or supported and all customers are advised to upgrade to a more recent platform as soon as possible.

Legacy version of Rebex Terminal Emulation for .NET Compact Framework 2.0 is still available for registered customers upon request.

For details, see How long will Rebex support old versions of .NET Framework knowledge base article.

Proxy servers #

  • SOCKS4
  • SOCKS4a (Socks4 with domain name resolving)
  • SOCKS5
  • HTTP proxies with CONNECT method support
  • Tunneling through SSH servers

Learn how to use proxy servers in Rebex Terminal Emulation.

Cryptographic algorithms #

  • Diffie-Hellman key exchange
  • RSA
  • DSA (with support of non-standard key sizes of up to 4096 bits)
  • Tripple DES
  • ArcFour (compatible with RC4)
  • AES (Rijndael)
  • Blowfish
  • Twofish
  • CTR and CBC block cipher modes
  • SHA-1
  • SHA-2 (SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512)
  • MD5

Learn more about SSH security settings.

Private key formats #

  • PKCS #8 keys
  • PuTTY .ppk keys
  • OpenSSH/OpenSSL (SSLeay) keys
  • Keys on smart cards
  • Certificate-based keys

Learn more about private keys in Rebex Terminal Emulation.

Scripting platforms #

Rebex Terminal Emulation is designed primary for use in .NET framework applications. However, it can be used in several other scripting and hosting environments:

  • Microsoft SQL Server SSIS packages
  • Microsoft SQL Server SQL CLR stored procedures
  • Microsoft PowerShell scripts

See how to use Rebex Terminal Emulation in SSIS, SQL CLR and PowerShell environments.

Asynchronous operations #

Ssh object supports Task-based Asynchronous Pattern (TAP, introduced by .NET 4.0), which makes it possible to use the 'await' operator in .NET 4.5. Legacy IAsyncResult pattern (Begin/End methods) is supported as well.

Other technologies #