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Re: telnet to newsgroup

On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 11:35:33PM -0500, John wrote:
>"Andrew DeFaria" <> wrote in message 
>> On 4/5/2012 4:40 PM, John wrote:
>>> Okay, I substituted 563 for nntps in the command like this:
>>> gnutls-cli --insecure -p 563 | grep 200
>>> And it now works correctly. Exactly the same response from his linux 
>>> system
>>> was returned in my cygwin environment:
>>> 200 InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.5.1 ready (posting ok)
>> Good.
>>> Am I understanding that this is an encrypted Telnet connection to gmane's 
>>> news server? Is the reason for the option "--insecure" needed because 
>>> this is not an authenticated logon? Thanks.
>> It's not a telnet connection. You're not using telnet! You're using 
>> gnutls-cli, which is not telnet.
>Fair enough, I like clarity too.  More precisely I could say that it is a 
>secure form of telnet-like communication, similar to OpenSSL or Putty, 
>perhaps. What do you think?

I think you should stick to just describing what you're trying to do.

You're trying to connect to gmane on port 563 using gnutls-cli.  Adding
telnet or telnet-like doesn't clarify anything.

>How could I determine whether the cygwin version 
>of it is making use of the latest version of GnuTLS, as shown here:

man cygcheck

List the modules on your system and note the version number.


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