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Programs (Download)-> Features below Dumb Terminal Outpost AirMail Paclink-Unix Paclink RMS Express
TELNET No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AX.25 PACKET Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PACTOR 1-3 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
PACTOR 4 No No Yes No Yes Yes
WINMOR No No No No No Yes
Password-protected Secure Login No No Yes No Yes Yes
Transmits compressed data No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sound card Yes Yes Yes with AMPE or AGWPE Yes Yes Yes
Most any TNC (Packet) Yes Yes Limited
Yes with AMPE and AGWPE
Yes Yes
KISS and AGWPE
Yes
KISS
Simultaneous sessions in different modes No No Yes No No No
Peer-to-peer contacts Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Manual "Keyboard" connections Yes Yes with included terminal Yes Yes Yes with included terminal Yes with included terminal
OS, CPU requirement Any Any Win95 & up Linux, FreeBSD, x86, x86_64, MIPS, ARM WinXP & up WinXP & up
Fast CPU for WINMOR
Recommended uses Single user
Testing
Diagnostics
Single user
EmComm where compatibility with packet networks is important
Single user
Routine
Maritime
EmComm
Casual single-user
Limited EmComm
Single user
Multi-user
Routine
EmComm
Up to 3 users
Routine
Maritime
EmComm
Tactical address support No No No No Yes Yes
Message precedence support No No No No No Yes
HTML/CSS Forms creation & form content-only transport No No No No No Yes
Radio-only forwarding network support No No No No Yes Yes
RMS Relay support No No No No No Yes
Message preview/choose downloads No No No No No Yes
Built-in message editing & administration No Yes Yes
Also uses any e-mail client
Uses e-mail client Uses any e-mail client Yes
Attached documents No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Address book No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Packet connection scripting for node/digi navigation No Yes Yes, limited Yes Yes, unlimited Yes, unlimited
Support for WL2K Catalog
(WX and Help bulletins)
No No Yes No No Yes
Multi-user No No No No Yes, unlimited
POP/SMTP server
LAN support
Yes, limited to 3 users
Variable font size per e-mail client Yes No
KISS TNC support for low-cost TNCs and radios with built-in TNCs No No Yes Yes Yes
Automatic gateway polling No No No Yes, using script, cron Yes, HF and VHF VHF only
AGWPE Support No Yes with AMPE Yes No
Multi-language No Yes No
Ease of setup Easy Easy Easy, depending on use. Configuration complicated Difficult for Linux noobs Moderate Easy
Author Various Jim Oberhofer, KN6PE Jim Corenman, KE6RK Nicholas S. Castellano, N2QZ Winlink Development Team Winlink Development Team
Update support Depends upon package Now updated 1-2x/year Infrequent As needed, small user group Automatic, frequent Automatic, frequent
Cost $0 and up Free. Free. Free. Free. Donation optional. Free, included WINMOR TNC is $39 (donation) nagware.
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