Telnet in latest Cygwin

Andrey Repin
Thu Aug 8 11:20:00 GMT 2013

Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!

> On Aug  7 17:36, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> On 8/7/2013 5:18 PM, Andy Davidson wrote:
>> >
>> >Hi,
>> >
>> >I have the latest Cygwin, setup is v2.819 (64 bit).  I want to install
>> >telnet but the inetutils package isn't in the installer any more.  It
>> >doesn't seem to be in the last version I installed around a month ago.
>> >Any clues ?
>> <>
>> The package still exists and 'telnet' is in there.  Try a different
>> mirror if the one you're using isn't showing the package.

> Andy was asking about 64 bit.  Inetutils hasn't been ported to 64 bit
> Cygwin yet, that's why it's missing.  I'd suggest to use ssh instead.
> Telnet is inherently unsecure and ssh is a wonderful replacement.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work where you explicitly need to use telnet.
F.e. to connect to PON terminals.

Though, I fail to see, how Cygwin telnet is different from, say PuTTY. Or
native Windows telnet.

Andrey Repin ( 08.08.2013, <14:57>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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