bob89 at bobj.org
Sun Feb 13 15:20:26 GMT 2005
On Sunday 13 February 2005 09:53 am, Fafa Diliha Romanova wrote:
> what's with this badly written error message?
> # telnet localhost:61
> localhost:21: hostname nor servname provided, or not known
It means it tried to look up localhost:61 and couldn't make sense out of it.
I believe "servname" is intended to mean "service name", i.e. the port number
> have somebody compromised my telnet maybe?
No. The correct syntax is "telnet localhost 61" or "telnet localhost ni-mail"
where "ni-mail" is the name of the service that is officially registered to
run on port 61.
"man telnet" might also be informative.
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