Subject: Re: telnetd work around for Windows TELNET?
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/15/2006 20:11:28
In article <>,
Stephen Jones  <> wrote:
>Hi, to everyone who has replied either privately or publicly to me  
>me that TELNET is 1. not a security issue under certain circumstances  
>or 2.
>to use putty, thank you, but you are totally missing the point of my  
>initial post.
>Neither of those are the issue here.  What I am trying to get at is that
>the w2k/xp TELNET client seems to react differently with the NetBSD  
>than the say Leen0x telnetd.  I also stated in the initial email that  
>I was
>suggesting to w2k/xp users to use a different client or 'unset crlf'  
>via their client.
>So for those of you who replied with that information, you're not  
>As I said in my previous post I do not have access to Windows, so I  
>am going
>off of what I can examine from logs and what others who use Windows  
>can tell me.
>Forcing complete strangers to use putty (or any other telnet client)  
>is out
>of the question.  I've been suggesting it since I was first informed  
>of the
>problem.  It may be the case that these people do not have the  
>ability to
>install software on the computer they are using, but for what ever  
>reason it
>is, I want them be able to enjoy learning about NetBSD without having to
>deal with this petty issue.
>So far I've not really heard any information that would lead me to  
>believe that
>changes (either by configuration or source modification) or stty  
>settings would
>get around the issue of the w2k/xp telnet client sending, seemingly  
>at random,
>double carriage returns.
>I've tried using -l for 'kludge' mode, but that doesn't seem resolve  
>the issue
>according to w2k/xp users.  I've also tried using various stty  
>settings, similar
>to the defaults with leen0x (according to users), but that seems to  
>give random
>double return behaviour.
>Yes, this is Windows client issue, but how difficult would it be for  
>us to accommodate

Try running telnetd -k [kludgelinemode]