chessclub.com. Another popular chess server to try is
freechess.org. If your site doesn't have a working Internet name server, try specifying the host address in numeric form. You may also need to specify the numeric address when using the icshelper option with timestamp or timeseal (see below).
-useTelnet -telnetProgram program.
useTelnetoptions. The default is telnet. The telnet program is invoked with the value of
internetChessServerHostas its first argument and the value of
internetChessServerPortas its second argument. See Firewalls.
telnetProgramon the given host, instead of using its own internal implementation of the telnet protocol. You can substitute a different remote shell program for rsh using the
remoteShelloption described below. See Firewalls.
The support for this option in XBoard is minimal. You need to set all communication parameters and tty modes before you enter XBoard.
Use a script something like this:
stty raw -echo 9600 > /dev/tty00 xboard -ics -icscomm /dev/tty00
Here replace ‘/dev/tty00’ with the name of the device that your
modem is connected to. You might have to add several more
options to these stty commands. See the man pages for stty
tty if you run into problems. Also, on many systems stty
works on its standard input instead of standard output, so you
have to use ‘<’ instead of ‘>’.
If you are using linux, try starting with the script below. Change it as necessary for your installation.
#!/bin/sh -f # configure modem and fire up XBoard # configure modem ( stty 2400 ; stty raw ; stty hupcl ; stty -clocal stty ignbrk ; stty ignpar ; stty ixon ; stty ixoff stty -iexten ; stty -echo ) < /dev/modem xboard -ics -icscomm /dev/modem
After you start XBoard in this way, type whatever commands are
necessary to dial out to your Internet provider and log in.
Then telnet to ICS, using a command like
telnet chessclub.com 5000.
Important: See the paragraph below about extra echoes,
-icslogonoption, inserting some delay between characters of the logon script may help. This option adds
delaymilliseconds of delay between characters. Good values to try are 100 and 250.
showThinkingmust be switched on for this option to work. Also diverts similar kibitz information of an opponent engine that is playing you through the ICS to the engine-output window, as if the engine was playing locally.
Each foreground or background argument can be one of the following:
black, red, green, yellow, blue, magenta, cyan, white, or default.
Here “default” means the default foreground or background color of
your xterm. Bold can be 1 or 0. If background is omitted, “default”
is assumed; if bold is omitted, 0 is assumed.