Christoph Kukulies kuku at
Fri Jul 5 11:41:56 UTC 2019

> Am 05.07.2019 um 11:26 schrieb Dr M J Carter <Martin.Carter at>:
> On Fri, Jul 05, 2019 at 10:56:28AM +0200, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
>> I’m surprised there is no telnet under standard macOS.
> I'm not: it, and FTP, are horribly insecure.  The corresponding
> server-end daemons are (or should be) turned off on most sites in the
> interests of self-defence, and replaced by use of SSH.

I’m aware of this of course.
Nonetheless telnet is a useful tool when it comes to testing an SMTP connection or some other port.
Not that I’m missing it for its excellent user friendlyness and intuitive commands.

Christoph ^]

>> Is there a macport? and if, what’s the package name?
> $ port search telnet
> inetutils @1.9.4_11 (net)
>    Inetutils is a collection of common network programs, including ftp, telnet,
>    rsh, rlogin, tftp and the corresponding daemons.
> -- 
> Dr Martin J Carter
> Computer System Administrator
> Astrophysics, University of Oxford

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