Telnet client.

Tushar Teredesai tushar at
Tue Jun 10 21:16:33 PDT 2003

Edward Coffey wrote:

> Given the number of threads in the archive started by people (having 
> valid reasons to use telnet rather than SSH) who want a telnet client 
> without any other cruft such as that installed by inetutils, it would 
> seem worthwhile to have a section in BLFS for installing a telnet 
> client. This could either use netkit-telnet or simply provide 
> instructions for installing only telnet from inetutils, and could even 
> include the standard "DON'T USE TELNET, USE SSH" warning. 

A simple "./configure --help" or checking out the README for inetutils 
would reveal the info on how to install only specific servers/clients. 
IMO it is not worth mentioning in the book. It is assumed that the user 
is comfortable in exploring the various documents included with the pkg 
and make appropriate choices.

Tushar Teredesai

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