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Date:      Tue, 12 Sep 1995 10:14:39 -0700
From:      "Justin T. Gibbs" <gibbs@freefall.FreeBSD.org>
To:        john@starfire.mn.org
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org (FreeBSD questions)
Subject:   Re: erratic telnet modes 
Message-ID:  <199509121714.KAA06539@aslan.cdrom.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 12 Sep 1995 11:36:12 CDT." <199509121636.LAA08969@starfire.mn.org> 

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>When I telnet into my local FreeBSD-stable box from a DOS box
>running NCSA telnet 2408b, I get erratic telnet mode settings (echo
>and block mode).  When I telnet into local non-FreeBSD boxes
>or non-local FreeBSD-stable boxes, the problem doesn't manifest.
>I even grabbed the telnet daemon from one of the remote FreeBSD-stable
>boxes to be sure I didn't just have a broken telnet daemon, and
>it didn't help.  Is this seems pretty odd, and it is quite annoying
>to have to make three or four attempts to establish a telnet session.
>It seems like the echo and block bits are just random, with about a
>50/50 chance on each, so only about 1/4 of my attempts come up the
>way I want...
>
>		   John Lind, Starfire Consulting Services
>E-mail: john@starfire.MN.ORG		USnail: PO Box 17247, Mpls MN  55417

How recent is your -stable?  The problems with options negotiation were
fixed in current a while ago, but the patches were only brought into
-stable a few days ago.  This fixed all the problems I was seeing with
NCSA telnet connecting to FreeBSD boxes.
--
Justin T. Gibbs
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  Software Developer - Walnut Creek CDROM
  FreeBSD: Turning PCs into workstations
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