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Hyperterminal newbie question: What to type for abort sequence?

By nash
Jul 28, 2005
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  1. Dear all,

    I'm a newbie to networking and stuff. I'm using hyperterminal as terminal emulator both for console and telnet.

    Several labs required me to traceroute addresses and if the destination is unrechable I have to press escape sequence to abort otherwise wait for 30 hop counts. I'm using ANSI setting.

    Does anyone knows what the key combination for escape sequence in hyperterminal?

    use case:
    Test#tracerou 172.16.9.1

    Type escape sequence to abort.
    Tracing the route to 172.16.9.1

    1 192.168.0.1 4 msec 0 msec 0 msec
    2 8.9.2.1 12 msec * 12 msec
    3 21.24.32.17 12 msec * 12 msec
    4 * * *
    5 * * *
    6 * * *
    ..
    ..
    30 * * *

    Thanks in advance!
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    They are 3 plusses in a row
    +++ and press enter
  3. nash

    nash TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Realblackstuff!

    Thanks for the reply, I've tried it (+++ and enter), but it doesn't work, are there any other methods?
  4. Triton

    Triton TS Rookie Posts: 112

    +++ is an escape sequence used to drop the modem out of DATA mode and into Command mode, used to control and test the modem.
    Its not part of the HyperTerminal ANSI Emulation protocol.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d...ndz/protocol/hyperterminal_ansi_emulation.asp

    When in Terminal modem the ESC key issues the escape character (0x1B). An "escape sequence" is the <ESC> (0x1B) key and a <STRING> (Control Characters)
    There are many standard "escape sequence" to control the screen when in Terminal Mode. The exact Control Characters needed to terminate the test may need to be supplied by the remote system. But;
    Have you tried hitting the ECS key alone to stop the test.
    "Type escape sequence to abort". suggests Control Characters ae also needed but you never know.
  5. nash

    nash TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Triton!
    Thanks, I have tried Ctrl-Break, ESC key alone, +++ and enter, even I try to press all the key on my keyboard one by one :) it does not work.
    I have read MSDN resources as well but hardly point out which key combination is used as 'abort sequence'
    Do you have other ideas maybe?

    Anyways, these are the parameters for the emulation
    function, arrow and ctrl keys act as: terminal keys
    backspace key sends: Ctrl-H
    Emulation: ANSI
    ASCII setup (default hyperterminal)
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

  7. Triton

    Triton TS Rookie Posts: 112

    I looked up how to stop a trace route for most versions of Traceroute (Tracert).
    A Break signal (Ctrl- Break / Ctrl-C) stops a Traceroute (Tracert) running on local machine from MSDOS prompt or Command Line.

    A Break signal stops the trace in the program but;
    Most terminal programs don't support sending a Break signal as many routers and servers use it for special tasks and many routers won't pass a Break signal by default.
    There are terminal programs that support Break signals, HyperTerminal Private Edition is one of them according to Hilgraeve.
    http://www.hilgraeve.com/KB/KnowledgeBase/index_html?topic=HT/HTPE&article=87739
    You may not get the results you want depending on your setup. You will just need to give it a try.
  8. squeeky

    squeeky TS Rookie

    Inputting ctrl+c will stop the output from the tracert command.
  9. procirwrx

    procirwrx TS Rookie

    What about ctrl+shift+6
  10. birdsterboss

    birdsterboss TS Rookie

    If you're still using Hyperterminal (that came with Windows XP), set it for VT100 emulation before initiating the call and then try CTRL<BREAK>
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