Re: Bug#61792: marked as done (telnet: Can't type non-ascii chars.)
Craig Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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.
The alleged breakage was in Debian's telnet *client*.
> BTW, using telnet to check port 25, 80, 8080 or 3128 or whatever
> connections doesn't require an 8-bit clean client.
HTTP is an 8 bit protocol.
FWIW, could netcat supersede telnet for debugging?