I needed to test sending a message through a local smtp server, and telnet is the simplest way I know.
I run 'emerge net-misc/telnet-bsd' and get this message:
!!! ARCH is not set... Are you missing the /etc/make.profile symlink?
!!! Is the symlink correct? Is your portage tree complete?
Vlad, what other configurations might be necessary after the install? Will Emerge tell me?
Another question: How do I append a commands standard output to a file that already exists? In DOS the command is command.exe >> outputfile, but in linux that overwrites the file.
Finally, this is more of an annoyance, but when I logout after hitting 'ctrl-z' and running 'bg' my ssh client never pops up and says "session ended".