tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
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.
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