telnet and ftp missing in High Sierra - ideas/suggestions?

Joshua Root jmr at
Tue Nov 28 22:15:26 UTC 2017

Richard L. Hamilton wrote:
> I can see ditching the telnet server, but the client remains useful for debugging various protocols

For this purpose you're better off using ncat, which is included with nmap.

> Likewise, there remain times a command-line ftp client is useful.
> I see some of what look like command-line ftp client(s) in MacPorts.  Is there a particular one people would recommend as the least surprising replacement for the removed ftp client?

There's inetutils as Marius mentioned, but ncftp is quite good as well.

- Josh

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