Subject: Re: telnet problem
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/30/1998 16:54:33
>And FWIW, given the semantics of "BINARY", I think having our
>server-side telnet initiate BINARY negotiation is a Really Dumb Idea.
>In the absence of sane charset-negotiation, BINARY should only be used
>when a human user, or a screen-aware app prepared to take on screen
>management (via termcap/terminfo), decides it's OK to do so.

Hmmm .... I dunno.  I mean, if both sides support BINARY, then it's
only a win, right?  Or perhaps I don't understand BINARY as well as
I thought I did.  The only time that this is a loss that I can see
is when people say they can do BINARY, but can't.