also sprach D-Man (on Thu, 19 Jul 2001 04:06:17PM -0400): > telnet provides console access to a port. Sure, telnet is a protocol, > but the telnet protocol just negotiates terminal capabilities. If > you're not connecting to telnetd you get no capabilities aside from > sending a character and receiving a character. If you telnet to the > smtp port then you are being your own MTA and must type all the SMTP > protocol data manually. It is useful for testing the MTA you are > connecting to because you see _everything_ it tells you and it is also > useful for toying around with network protocols. you have a point. and all i wanted to do is promote netcat, which is faster and handles better, IMHO. martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.) \____ echo mailto: !#^."<*>"|tr "<*> mailto:" net@madduck -- 1-800-psych hello, welcome to the psychiatric hotline. if you are obsessive-compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly.
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