Telnet not in netutils

Christoph Kukulies kuku at
Sun May 30 15:09:35 UTC 2021

No, of course I didn’t read the port notes since I don’t know where one can find them after having done a 
port install.
Why did they do that (prefixing the utils with a „g“). Is it now a GNU thing?

Yes, I know that it is insecure and what not, but for local connections like talking to a port of a local process it’s just fine :)

And I also recalled how to quit the telnet session (on the Mac keyboard): CTRL-ALT-]
(^]) :)

> Am 27.05.2021 um 22:04 schrieb Christopher Jones <jonesc at>:
> Hi,
> I guess you didn’t read/notice the port notes when you installed inetutils ?
>  inetutils has the following notes:
>    All clients are now installed with the "g" prefix.
> Oberon ~/Projects/MacPorts/ports > sudo port contents inetutils | grep telnet
>  /opt/local/bin/gtelnet
>  /opt/local/share/man/man1/gtelnet.1.gz
> Chris
> ]
>> On 27 May 2021, at 8:57 pm, Christoph Kukulies <kuku at> wrote:
>> I’m trying to get a telnet installed under macOS 11.3.1. Didn’t have it installed before and some reading says it ought to be in netutils,
>> but it ain’t.
>> Any clues?
>>>> Christoph

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