Bill Cole macportsusers-20171215 at
Fri Jul 5 15:12:08 UTC 2019

On 5 Jul 2019, at 5:53, Balthasar Indermuehle wrote:

> Telnet is a fantastic network service debugging tool, hence should 
> always
> remain included.

Too late. It's not in High Sierra (maybe even Sierra?) or the core 
installation of EL7 (RedHat/CentOS) and I have run into Debian and 
Ubuntu machines without it (not sure of the details of versions...)

The various incarnations of netcat are mostly as good or better for 
basic connection testing without the weird invisible protocol that gets 
used on port 23 (and in some versions on all connections by default.)

Bill Cole
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(AKA @grumpybozo and many * addresses)

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