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Re: Native Microsoft Telnet Client Blows Past the Password Prompt

This may be a really dumb suggestion -- but have you considered using the 
Win2K telnet server, and running bash once you're logged in?


On Sat, 14 Jun 2003 Brian dot Kelly at Empireblue dot com wrote:

> Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 06:26:42 -0400
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> Subject: Native Microsoft Telnet Client Blows Past the Password Prompt
> I've looked through the archives and have not seen a write-up on this. I
> have the very latest cygwin everything installed on an MS 2000 Server.
> TERM=cygwin  is set in the profile. Running the telnetd daemon with
> inetutils. I have absolutely no problems connecting to this service with
> any client program except the native one that comes with every copy of MS
> 2000. The native one that comes with every earlier copy of MS Windows - 95,
> 98, NT4 works just fine. When I use the Native MS 2000 telnet I get the
> following output:
> CYGWIN_NT-5.0 1.3.22(0.78/3/2) (*******************) (tty2)
> login: mylogin
> Password:
> Login incorrect
> login:
> Essentially, it just blows right past the password prompt without pausing -
> apparently taking null as the password. This renders the MS 2000 Telnet
> client completely useless for direct telneting. For most I imagine this not
> a problem or even annoyance because probably just about every other client
> in existance works just fine. The problem for me, is that I work for a
> large organization, and I like the flexibility of being able to plop down
> at desktop anywhere - more than 5000 desktops - and telnet to any of the
> servers I manage and run scripts, do diagnosis, etc. On 98% of these
> machines, MS 2000 telnet client is the ONLY client available, and I do not
> have the right to install a different one whenever I want one (not to
> mention the inconvenience even if I could). Currently, I work around this
> by logging into an AIX box (which has it's own set of telnet-to-cygwin
> woes) and then from there to my cygwin/MS 2000 boxes.
> And since I did mention AIX, if one telnets to a cygwin box from the NATIVE
> AIX telnet client, AIX does NOT display anything typed at the command line.
> It receives it, and you can get output (after you press enter) and run
> commands, etc. But not seeing what you're typing while you're typing it is
> QUITE a headache. Now I know AIX is the one of the most reviled and avoided
> OS's amongst the open source community. More than once I've encountered not
> only disinterest - but almost what could be called PRIDE that this, that or
> the other does not run on AIX. Nevertheless, one of the conundrums of my
> existance is that AIX is what I am saddled with - not just with my current
> employer, but 3 out of the last 5!
> Are these known problems, or am I missing something "REALLY" simple here?
> Is there something I can change to fix this? For AIX or MS 2000?
> Brian Kelly
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