Bug#621485: busybox: telnetd is non-functional; not standalone and no inetd
07.04.2011 13:06, Ed Schouten wrote:
> Package: busybox
> Version: 1:1.10.2-2
> Severity: normal
> First of all, I'm running reportbug on a different box, but this bug is
> related to the latest squeeze packages.
For that you can just modify version information in the bugreport
to match reality. But ok.
> The busybox-static package has a telnetd, but cannot work standalone.
> This isn't a problem normally, since you can just use inetd for that.
> Unfortunately, it doesn't come with inetd.
So it's about busybox-static, not busybox. Ok.
> Please enable the standalone telnetd by default.
What are you using busybox-static for? I asked for a usage scenarious
a while back in order to understand what exactly needs to be enabled
(enabling "everything" is not an option), but got basically no replies.
I was about to _drop_ busybox-static entirely, because I don't really
see it's usage.
So if you've a good usage case for it please speak up now :)
And yes, what you observed makes sense, it's illogical at least.
Maybe it's better to actually _drop_ telnetd instead of fixing it.
We have netcat (nc) - you can run it something like this:
nc -l -p 23 -e login
which should be quite close to telnetd... :)