telnet to newsgroup
Fri Apr 6 04:36:00 GMT 2012
"Andrew DeFaria" <Andrew@DeFaria.com> 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 news.gmane.org | grep 200
>> And it now works correctly. Exactly the same response from his linux
>> was returned in my cygwin environment:
>> 200 news.gmane.org InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.5.1 ready (posting ok)
>> 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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