Amiga Internet and communications software


Amiga Internet and communications software

This article is a split of main article Amiga software and refers to any communication and internet software that run on Amiga line of computers.

See also related articles Amiga productivity software and Amiga support and maintenance software for other information regarding software that run on Amiga.

Modem, Direct Connect, BBS managing, Fidonet, Packet Radio

*Termite, X-Term, A-Term, Baud Bandit I and II, OnLine!
*Direct parallel and serial cable connect: ParNET, SerNET
*Fidonet Mail: Amiga version of GNU AWK, AmyBW, Q-Blue QWK and Blue Wave mail readers
*BBS management: C-NET II, Zeus BBS, Hydra BBS, DLG Pro, Amiexpress, Infinity, Tempest(A more comprehensive list about Amiga based BBS Management Software is available at Wikipedia article List_of_BBS_software, in the Amiga section.) ]
*Packet Radio: AmiCom, AmigaTNC, and Amipac
*Amateur radio: Amiga Amateur Radio Group, AMIGA-FAX/SSTV, METEO/FAX/SSTV, PakRatt, Multicom, AmTOR, AmigaCALL

Prestel, Videotel, Videotex, Minitel

In some European countries, and especially in France, Minitel data transmitting services were very popular before the rise of Internet. Minitel started the phenomenon of chatting, exchange mail, providing on-line services such as railways or TV broadcast timetables, travel and hotel booking, etcetera. Minitel used little terminals rented from telephone companies or computers with modems that accept Minitel transmission protocol speed. The speed was asynchronous at 1200/75 baud (1200 baud receiving, 75 baud transmitting). There were made Amiga Minitel communication programs in France, Germany and Italy. In Italy it was released Amiga Videotel.

Teletext, Televideo, Viewdata

Teletext is an information retrieval service system based on transmitting data with normal TV broadcast signals and showing it separately, without interfering with normal TV programs. About this kind of service, on Amiga there are TV cards viewers that view Teletext pages and save them as standard image files. Standalone programs for Teletext included the Amiga Teletext program, and the datatype [http://www.unsatisfactorysoftware.co.uk/download.php?file=vtx_dt Videotex Datatype] .

FAX, Answering Machine and Voice Mail

AFax, Amiga-FAX, GPFax, FaxQuik, STFax, TrapFax, AVM, MultiAnswer, Zyxel Voice Mail

ISDN

ISDN digital telephone and circuit-switched telephone network system were supported via the expansion cards ISDN Master and ISDN Master II, their drivers and related software.

Networking and Ethernet protocols

Depending from the hardware cards and their drivers and software, Amiga supported SANA-II protocols, Envoy protocols from IAM, AS225, AS225r2 TCP-IP from Commodore, DECnet, Novell Netware trough Amiga Client for Novell Netware, Quicknet fast proprietary peer to peer procol, Appletalk through emulators. Other network protocols available were AmigaUUCP, DNET, Link-It and Enlan-DFS. Amiga currently supports also Samba, and SMBFS.

World Wide Web

Almost all these programs are recent and available mainly for new Amiga platforms.
*Amiga TCP/IP: AmiTCP, Genesis, Miami and Miami DeLuxe, RoadShow for AmigaOS 4.0, MosNet for MorphOS that was enhanced to became NetStack.
*Browsers:
*Old browsers or "text only" based ones:
**Amiga Mosaic, Amiga Lynx, Emacs/W3 WWW client in GNU Emacs.
*Modern browsers up to HTML 3.2 without CSS:
**IBrowse, Voyager, AWeb, and also Amaya through the X11 Amiga compatibility graphic engine library Cygnix.
*Actual Browsers with HTML 4.0 and CSS:
** [http://www.sand-labs.org/owb/ OWB] (Origyn Web Browser) for AmigaOS 4.0 and Classic Amigas (OS 3.9), revision 1.21 (this software also integrates itself with IBrowse).
**NetSurf for AmigaOS 4.0/4.1 also through the X11 Amiga compatibility graphic engine library Cygnix.
*Released as beta:
**Sputnik Browser for MorphOS and AmigaOS.
*In development:
**FireFox for Amiga X11.(Sputnik and OWB are based upon WebKit by Apple.)
*E-mail: Thor, YAM, Simplemail, Anubis
*Newsreaders: NewsRog, MicroDot II, NewsCoaster
*Internet Radio: AmiAMP (Amiga version of WinAMP), Ami NetRadio, [http://www.tunenet.co.uk TuneNet] .
*Gopher: Gopherexx
*Proxy server: PProxy, Privoxy
*PPP: AmiPPP, Multilink
*Telnet: AmTelnet
*Podcasting: [http://www.amipodder.org AmiPodder]
*Amiga RSS Feed: AmRSS
*Distributed net: DNetC
*GPS (Global Positioning System): Actually there is no Amiga software to pilot GPS devices.
*Google Services:
**GoogleMaps: Not supported
**Google Earth: Not supported
**GoogleMail: Supported only in 'basic HTML' mode.
**GoogleBar: Not supported by Amiga Browsers
*Amiga Instant Messaging and Chat: AmTalk, ACUSeeMe, AmIRC, Amiga Jabberwocky multistandard Instant Messaging , [http://www.the-snakepit.co.uk/projects/epistula.php Epistula] Instant Messaging, MomosIRC, AmiGG, GadAmi, WookieChat, climm, Bitlbee
*Voice Calls, Voice Chat, VoIP and Internet Phone Services:
**Messenger Voice Chat: Not supported
**Skype VoIP: Not supported
**H.323 VoIP Protocol: Not supported
**Amiga Voice Calls: It has been reported of AmTalk supporting voice calls between two Amiga running that program, but this feature it is unconfirmed.
*FTP: ATC (Amiga Trading Centre), Amiga wget, AmiFTP, GUI-FTP, Amiga RC-FTPd, HTTPResume, Charon, CManager, FTPMount (mounts remote FTP as standard Amiga devices), Pete's FTP (PFTP).
*FTP Server: AmiFTPd
*Weather casting news: Amiga [http://www.unsatisfactorysoftware.co.uk/index.php?pg=wet WET] , Weather Experience, Wetter.
*Live Webcam supporting: AmiWebView, WebVision, [http://aminet.net/package/comm/tcp/WebCam WebCam]
**Amiga USB Webcam Driver: Personal Webcam
*Clock Synchronization: [http://www.unsatisfactorysoftware.co.uk/index.php?pg=facts FACTS]
*SMS Short Messages: TaskiSMS
*Web development & HTTP Server: Apache for Amiga, Apache PHP, Thttpd, Thttpd PHP, WebMaker HTML editor, Ami.HTML Webscape
*Peer2Peer: Amiga Mule, Transmission, enqueueTorrent BitTorrent, Bourriquet, BeeHive, CTorrent, AmiGift, EDonkey, mlDonkey
*VCast, Online VCR: otrMUI for MorphOS by Thomas Igracki
*Youtube: On AmigaOS and MorphOS there are various clients or downloaders for Youtube all based upon scripts made by ARexx language. These scripts spare some functions from existing Amiga programs like wget and MPlayer and join them in a big meta-application utility able to handle Youtube animations: youtube downloader.rexx from Fabien Coeurjoly, ib youtube.rexx by Ferrán García loading youtube movies into Amiga browser IBrowse, getvideo.rexx by Jürgen Lucas, and Youtube client TubeXX by Paolo Germano, Flayer ARexx script by Amiga programmer Robert Williams.
*Flash player: Amiga SWFPlayer
*Monitoring webpages: Seventhsense
*Remote Desktop: TwinVNC, VNCServer, MorphVNC
*SSL, SSH: AmiSSL, Amiga OpenSSL, Amiga OpenSSH, SSHCON
*Other: Sniffy, OpenURL, Net Tools (net ping, resolve, traceroute, etc.), Gallerius (generator of HTML galleries)

Communication Protocols

Skypix, which many consider the first modern interactive online graphics-and-sound protocolFact|date=March 2008, was introduced in 1987 as part of the Skyline (Atredes) BBS System. Years before the World Wide Web, Skypix allowed rich interactive graphics and sound, as well as mouse control, to be a part of the online experience, which was until then limited to text and ANSI graphics. Skypix allowed users the ability to write graphical programs and link them into the system, as well as the first "authoring program", Skypaint, Skypix created a large worldwide group of enthusiastic game and online application writers years before the World Wide Web made such features a common part of the online experience.

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