Subject: Re: bin/13176: telnet doesn't show prompt correctly
To: None <>
From: John Darrow <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/12/2001 10:57:17
Shin'ichiro TAYA <> wrote:
>>Number:         13176
>>Category:       bin
>>Synopsis:       telnet doesn't show prompt correctly
>On NetBSD-1.5.1 or NetBSD-current, telnet shows prompt like below.
>It doesn't show OS name & hostname.
>Sometime even 'login:' is not printed.
>	taya@turtle6$ telnet
>	Trying
>	Connected to
>	Escape character is '^]'.
>	login: 

This may be related to the attempt by telnet to autologin.  This first
happened to me sometime during the 1.5.1 release cycle... I believe it
might have been with the update of Heimdal to 0.3e.

Try putting the following in your .telnetrc:

	unset autologin

I agree that having the default for autologin changed to 'on' without
warning was not very nice (violates the Principle of Least Surprise)...


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