[maemo-users] Where is telnet?

From: James Knott james.knott at rogers.com
Date: Fri May 15 22:52:30 EEST 2009
Mark wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 11:48 AM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 8:03 AM, James Knott <james.knott at rogers.com> wrote:
>>> Mark wrote:
>>>> All flavors of Windows since 3.11 came with telnet pre-installed. My
>>>> Psion Series 5 (circa 1997) had telnet out of the box, and it
>>>> certainly doesn't have anything like the storage or any other
>>>> resources the ITs have.
>>> Are you sure it was in Windows 3.11?  That was before MS embraced the
>>> internet, with W95.
>> Windows 3.1 had no TCP/IP stack whatsoever. People used to install
>> "Trumpet Winsock" to get on-line.
>> Back then the first x86 desktop OS to be released which included a
>> TCP/IP stack and web browser was IBM OS/2 Warp 3.0, released in 1994.
>> FC
> Not quite right. I had "Windows for Workgroups", version 3.11 (as
> opposed to 3.1), which was obviously intended for network/Internet use
> and had additional components. I didn't have to install anything extra
> beyond the Workgroup extras. I do recall later having to do some
> troubleshooting that involved delving into Trumpet Winsock, but that
> was long after I was online. Windows 3.0 had no winsock out of the
> box, but it was available.
IIRC, Windows for Workgroups included NetBIOS networking, which was the
default networking for Windows, DOS & OS/2.  IP support came with
Windows 95, as initially Microsoft didn't think the internet would
amount to much.  Do not confuse networking with IP support.

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