[maemo-users] Where is telnet?

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Thu May 14 14:36:12 EEST 2009
On Thursday 14 May 2009 11:56:35 Karoliina.T.Salminen at nokia.com wrote:
> I think there is no telnet. Install and use ssh instead, it is better and
> more secure.

An answer to Gary's question would have been more useful.  

Telnet is an important network troubleshooting tool, probably fourth in 
importance after ping, traceroute and dig/nslookup.  For example, I often use 
it when trying to work out why SMTP or POP or some other access is not 
working correctly when I am using some random WiFi network somewhere: I 
telnet to the desired host/port and look to see if it is being intercepted by 
the ISP.

Unfortunately, I don't have it on my N810 and can't find a copy of it.  And 
the times I need it are when travelling and so I have not got around to 
porting it myself!


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