Subject: Re: staircase problem revisited
To: Thorsten Frueauf <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/26/1998 17:20:53
On Jan 26, Thorsten Frueauf wrote
> Hello!
> I remember dark that this problem was discusses some (long) time ago,
> but I don't know what the result was, so if anyone knows how to
> fix/workarround it, I would be glad if I can get enlightment :-)
> The staircase problem occurs if I telnet from a SunOS/Solaris/HP-UX/?
> machine to a NetBSD machine (I know telnet should be replaced with ssh,
> but a user here sits behind a firewall and has no other option than
> using telnet), the output often looks like this:

This is due to a bad negotiation of the line mode between the server and the
client. You need to start telnetd with -k option on the server side.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.