Subject: Re: The famed stairstep problem...
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/22/1995 14:02:12
>When I telnet to my netbsd box, from a sun, I get the above output from
>things.  This has only happened to me since I switched from 'rc' to
>'pdksh'.  It always happened when su'd, so I assume some shells are more
>likely to have this problem than others.
>Is there any non-botchy way to make this go away?  A stty kluge, or
>something?  I've heard rumors telnetd -k may fix it, but I'd prefer to
>avoid that, as I have perfectly respectable telnet clients everywhere except

I believe that telnetd -k only really affects broken telnet clients, but I
may be wrong.

Some things you might want to try (which have worked for me in the past with
varying degrees of success):

stty reset
stty extproc
stty -extproc