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Re: Bug#61792: marked as done (telnet: Can't type non-ascii chars.)

On Tue, Apr 11, 2000 at 04:47:17PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 01:16:12AM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 05:28:55PM +0100, Adrian Bridgett wrote:
> > > However losing telnet is too high a price too pay.
> > "too high a price"?  telnet???
> Even if you don't use it to log into other machines the telnet client
> (which is what's being discussed) does tend to come in rather handy.

yes, so? how is that relevant? disabling the telnet daemon doesn't
require deleting the telnet client binary. as a communications protocol,
telnet is dangerously insecure. as a diagnostic tool, the telnet client
still has some use.

BTW, using telnet to check port 25, 80, 8080 or 3128 or whatever
connections doesn't require an 8-bit clean client.


craig sanders

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