Subject: Re: telnet 0: No address associated with hostname
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <email@example.com>
Date: 08/01/2000 09:08:41
> fwiw, this has been a source of minor irritation for me. I habitually
> do stuff like "telnet 0 80" to check out a web-server or whatever..
I guess it all depends on what one's fingers are used to doing.
Would aliasing 'l' ("ell") to localhost in /etc/hosts or dns make your
I personally hate the fact that there is are so many
variable-interpretations in IP number parsing and would be very happy
to see all that old baggage ripped out.
It was a too much of a liability as far as security was concerned.
One could never fully trust text-based IP-address filters to catch all
the nasty aliases for an IP address. Look at all the amusing ways
folks found to abuse those aliases in the spam.
Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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