telnet client

Chris Jensen christopher.jensen at
Wed Oct 31 03:34:36 PST 2001

> > ssh
> Not necessarily what's wanted. By all means, use ssh for remote shell
> logins. But the telnet program is also very handy for emulating a lot of
> net protocols (esp. http) because it can send and receive plain text on any
> port. We use it at work for this purpose, to verify whether various daemons
> are running correctly.

You hit the nail right on the head. I already have ssh installed for remote 
login to all my machines, but I'm trying to configure and use vls from 
videoloan, and as it's still very early in development, the only interface 
available so far is telnet.

Chris Jensen
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