Telnet not in netutils

Dave Horsfall dave at
Fri May 28 02:15:09 UTC 2021

On Fri, 28 May 2021, raf wrote:

>> It's also a horribly insecure protocol; I've even disabled it on my LAN 
>> (SSH is your friend).
> telnet might still be useful for debugging other services (that have no 
> authentication), although probably nothing that nc/nc6 can't do. but 
> yes, port 23 should certainly be avoided like something proverbial.

Yeah, my router uses it for maintenance, but that's the only Telnet server 
here; I've even disabled the external maintenance port (the password is 
hardly a secret) so my ISP will have to ask me nicely if they need it.

-- Dave

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