TNT is a terminal program for Amateur Packet Radio, which takes full advantage of the hostmode protocol implementing features such as virtual screens for multiple traffic channels and providing various interfaces enabling it to communicate with other software packages such as tfkiss and dpbox. TNT was originally written by Mark Wahl and is now maintained by Matthias Hensler (WS1LS). Matthias is also maintaining a very comprehensive web-site with information on tnt and other packet radio related topics.
My involvement with TNT goes back to January 1999 after searching for a terminal program compatible with the MFJ1270B TNC2 modem. The chief reason for choosing TNT was, that it didn't require kernel based support for the AX25 protocol, which isn't available on NetBSD. It took only a few hours of tinkering with the source code before TNT was up and running. At this point, I like to take the opportunity to thank Matthias Hensler and crew for indulging me and merging my patches into the source code which added support for NetBSD to TNT.
Here are some screenshots of TNT in action
|Command Screen||Channel Screen||Mailbox Screen||Monitor Screen||Unproto Screen|
The current version of TNT supports the following operating systems and hardware platforms
TNT is expected to work on Linux-AXP and Solaris-Intel platforms too. Please send a short report to firstname.lastname@example.org if you run TNT on a platform not listed above.
The last stable version is TNT-1.9.1 released on 4 August 2000.
TNT Stable Releases - Source Code
tnt1.9.1.tar.bz2 SHA1=d3842367acdb970e4c65f5fc62bf8347e024de7a Note for NetBSD users: tnt is now part of the NetBSD packages collection ham/tnt. For more information visit http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/software/packages.html
The easiest way in staying informed and receiving support is by subscribing to one of TNT's Mailing Lists. These mailing lists don't generate much traffic so it is quite save to give it a try. The following lists are available:
tnt-announce - Important announcements about TNT tnt-devel - A forum for new ideas and developments tnt-bugs - A forum for reporting bugs found in TNT
To subscribe to any of the above lists, send an email to email@example.com and add a line with the following syntax into the message body:
subscribe <LIST> where <LIST> is one of the above mailing lists.
Alternatively, the maintainers can be contacted by email
Berndt Josef Wulf - Co-author and port maintainer for NetBSD Hans Mayer - Co-author and port maintainer for Solaris Matthias Hensler - Co-author and port maintainer for Linux