telnet to newsgroup

Fri Apr 6 04:36:00 GMT 2012

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

Thanks for the link to the manual. I saw that earlier, but it is quite short 
and does not much explain the program thoroughly.  I do appreciate the 
assistance anyway. Take care. 

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