Subject: Re: The famed stairstep problem...
To: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/23/1995 10:15:38
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.
it has to do with line moded-ness. basically, shells that don't do
line-editing, won't have the problem.
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
telnetd -k will `fix' it, and that's what i use personally. the
problem here is that it's a kludge, and sometimes when telneting
you won't get a `login:' prompt. well, it won't get displayed, but
it is there -- you can type your username, and you'll get a password
i'd go with jfw's suggestion of port 22, or get the telnet from
ftp.cray.com and compile that.