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

From: Brian Gray (mandy@NETCOM.COM)
Date: 09/10/97

On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, Chris Jacobson wrote:
> 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.

In the game though, you can correct for this by changing the following in
_parse_name (

  /* skip whitespaces */
  /* Also skip ASCII 35.  Mac users were getting an "invalid name"
     when running NCSA Telnet */
  for (; isspace(*arg) || *arg == 35; arg++);

 -- Brian

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