Telnet in latest Cygwin
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:
>> >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 (email@example.com) 08.08.2013, <14:57>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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