Telnetd broken

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Jan 29 21:10:19 UTC 2013

On 01/30/2013 01:37 AM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> On 01/29/2013 06:40 AM, Ed Greshko wrote:
>> On 01/29/2013 10:12 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 03:31:25PM -0800, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
>>>> The telnet service in Fedora 18 and Rawhide is broken.
>>>> Here is output from telnet(1) on f18 calling a machine running Rawhide:
>>> Confirming on F18.
>>> Heh. I bet you're the first person to actually run telnetd in several years.
>> FWIW, this seems to be a different manifestation of the problem that I'm seeing and asking about out the "users" list.  I think you will find that if you add....
>> server_args     = -D options
>> to the telnet file of xinetd.d the formatting problem will be gone...
> I've done some more testing.  There seems to be a random element to the problem.
> Sometimes the telnet session will operate normally.  Other times much of the output
> disappears.
> I have observed this using various telnet clients on various machines including F18, rawhide,
> and Scientific Linux.
> I have not observed this problem telnetting to SCO Unix, Fedora 16, or Scientific Linux.

So, will you bugzilla or should I?

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