telnet client

Ian Molton imolton at clara.net
Wed Oct 31 06:59:17 PST 2001


On stardate Wed, 31 Oct 2001 15:59:06 +0100
elko began the full scale invasion of earth with the following words:

> On Wednesday 31 October 2001 12:34, Chris Jensen wrote:
> > > > 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.
> 
> every tried netcat (nc) ?
> it also has a telnet-negotiation option and is handy for
> many more network-related tasks.

where do you get nc these days?
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