one of our customers is using DSview 4 as a terminal server solution. I have the problem that I want to send a CTRL+Break to one of our routers. Unfortunately, I cannot get it to work. I tried CTRL+Break and the "special commands -> BREAK" from Putty. In the DSview 4 documentation they write the following about escape sequences:

The default escape sequence is ^Ec, which can be followed by an escape key to send a command to a target device.

From an SSH Passthrough session, enter a command in the following format: ^Ec[escape key] For example: ^Ecl? displays the break sequence list.

Can someone tell me which key or key combination ^Ec and ^Ecl? is?

Thanks in advance.

Kind Regards tLanze

  • Have you tried Ctrl-Esc or just Esc?
    – Ron Trunk
    Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 13:56

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This looks a lot like it's a conserver implementation, which uses Ctrl-E followed by c as its escape sequence. See https://www.conserver.com/docs/console.man.html#ESCAPE%20SEQUENCES for some more info.

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