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Old 10-28-2004, 11:20 PM   #1
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Good Telnet Client for FC2?


Can someone recommend a good telnet program for FC2? I'm totally new to the interface, but I run a Linux BBS and I need a telnet client that supports proper ANSI menus and preferably has file transfer capability (yes, I know file transfer isn't part of the telnet realm).

It's possible that I have one installed....I haven't gone through every single menu item yet and man there's a lot of them. I'm telnetting from the console right now, but it doesn't handle ANSI well and I don't see that as an emulation option in setup.

Thanks!

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Old 10-29-2004, 05:42 AM   #2
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You should try to use ssh rather than telnet, it's more secure.

Though, I don't know about your other issues.

John
 
Old 10-29-2004, 07:29 AM   #3
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You should try to use ssh rather than telnet, it's more secure.

Though, I don't know about your other issues.

John
Totally unhelpful and doesn't answer my question.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 07:33 AM   #4
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Totally unhelpful and doesn't answer my question.
Maybe not, but it was polite and well intentioned (and correct) so being rude in return is not appreciated.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 02:03 PM   #5
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Maybe not, but it was polite and well intentioned (and correct) so being rude in return is not appreciated.
I wasn't being rude, just pointing out that the post served no purpose. I don't subscribe to the school of thought that 'any noise is better than no noise'.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 05:22 AM   #6
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You were rude. If you asked someone for directions, and if he didn't know, said he didn't know, but pointed out something that might be useful (your tail light is out), would you reply like that?

John
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:25 AM   #7
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You were rude. If you asked someone for directions, and if he didn't know, said he didn't know, but pointed out something that might be useful (your tail light is out), would you reply like that?

John
No, because that's actually useful information and not just noise.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:28 AM   #8
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Linux Telnet Client?

The other thread I started on this has degraded into stupidity, so I thought I would start a new one in the hopes that it will actually serve its purpose.

What's everyone using for a telnet client out there? I'm running FC2 and am currently using the plain old cli telnet client, but it doesn't support ANSI. Since I run a Linux BBS, I really need 'proper' ANSI support for my menus.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Jon
 
Old 11-01-2004, 09:44 AM   #9
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PuTTY
 
Old 11-01-2004, 11:42 AM   #10
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Actually, jkobrien's advice was good. Telnet is very insecure, as far as I remember it's because you are sending everything in plaintext. Ssh is secure and is recommended over telnet by security professionals.

If, however, you insist on using telnet (and the telnet on your system is not good enough), have you looked at minicom? It is probably included on your system. Or try PuTTY - I believe that there is a Linux version.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 12:26 PM   #11
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Re: Linux Telnet Client?

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The other thread I started on this has degraded into stupidity, so I thought I would start a new one in the hopes that it will actually serve its purpose.
You are STILL being rude.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 02:43 PM   #12
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merging the two.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 04:08 PM   #13
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merging the two.

Curses! Foiled.....
 
Old 11-01-2004, 04:13 PM   #14
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Actually, jkobrien's advice was good. Telnet is very insecure, as far as I remember it's because you are sending everything in plaintext. Ssh is secure and is recommended over telnet by security professionals.

If, however, you insist on using telnet (and the telnet on your system is not good enough), have you looked at minicom? It is probably included on your system. Or try PuTTY - I believe that there is a Linux version.
No question it's not as secure as SSH - I agree. However, since I'm running a BBS - I keep both my telnet and ssh ports open so people can take their pick. I run the BBS as open as possible so that means offering as many types of connection options as possible. In addition to both my telnet and ssh ports being open, I've built a web interface for some of the message bases and the file areas.

I must admit I just assumed that any good telnet client would come with the SSH option, hence I suppose I'm not actually asking specifically for a telnet client per se.

Minicom..cool..never heard of it thanks. And it never occured to me that Putty would have a Linux version....

Thanks!

Jon
 
Old 11-01-2004, 04:14 PM   #15
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Talking

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Originally posted by McCloud
PuTTY
Thanks!

Please don't post such long messages....hard on my eyes
 
  


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