telnet always tries 255.255.255.255

Richard Betel emteeoh at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 07:56:55 PST 2005


On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 13:43:19 +0100, Andrei A. Voropaev <av at simcon-mt.com> wrote:

> I've figured this out myself. There's bug in inetutils-1.4.2. There they
> use inet_addr function (which is marked as obsolete) and compare return
> from this function with (unsigned long)-1. Which works perfectly on 32
> bit systems and fails miserably on 64-bit systems. Here's the patch, if
> anyone is interested.

Very interesting! Has anyone on this list tried telnet on something
64bit other than AMD/Intel? I'll have to try my alpha tonight, but I
haven't been having problems with any net tools yet, despite being on
a 64bit platform.



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