Re: Telnet garbled name entry (was Newbie questions.)

From: Chris Jacobson (fear@ATHENET.NET)
Date: 09/09/97

On 9/9/97 10:25 AM, Cris Jacobin (jacobin@NETREACH.NET) stated:

>        Well I played around with this a bit today and found it only occurs
>with a telnet client for the Mac, NCSA telnet.  Couldn't reproduce the
>with unix telnet or another Mac client I tried.
>        Apparantly what a few others mentioned seems to be true.  When you
>first connect NCSA telnet sends out some undisplayable char in some sort
>of handshake attempt.
>        I'll look through the preferences later today, see what I find.

This is a bug in NCSA Telnet, in which it sends garbled strings when
connecting to any port other than 23.  If you have a Mac, get Better
Telnet, since NCSA stopped support Telnet long ago.  Better Telnet is
based on NCSA Telnet but is much more up to date.

- Chris Jacobson

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