Fw: Re: WEIRD: telnet
Fafa Diliha Romanova
fteg at london.com
Sun Feb 13 12:58:15 PST 2005
On Feb 13 at 15:02, Fafa Diliha Romanova said:
>> On Feb 13 at 09:53, Fafa Diliha Romanova ASKED:
>>> what's with this badly written error message?
>>> # telnet localhost:61
>>> localhost:21: hostname nor servname provided, or not known
>>> have somebody compromised my telnet maybe?
>> No, the syntax is incorrect
>> telnet <hostname> [space] port_number
>> so in this case:
>> telnet localhost 61
>> Some tangential observations:
>> 1. Unless you *must* use telnet for some reason, it's a good idea
>> to turn it off.
>> 2. Please tell us that - in the example above - you weren't
>> telnet'ing as root? I see it was to locahost...but even so that's
>> not a great practice.
> thank you for your assistance.
> i was just reporting on telnet's badly written reply.
> looks like a 5-year-old wrote it.
You made a good point!! Agreed. I never thought of it that way, but
yeah...on reflection, you're right.
Colin J. Raven
FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE - http://www.FreeBSD.org - There can be only ONE.
Sun Feb 13 21:33:00 CET 2005
9:33PM up 2 days, 2:48, 9 users, load averages: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com
-------------- next part --------------
An embedded message was scrubbed...
From: "Colin J. Raven" <colin at kenmore.kozy-kabin.nl>
Subject: Re: WEIRD: telnet
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 21:34:00 +0100
More information about the freebsd-bugs