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How can I use command line telnet client to open a raw connection - like PuTTY?

I need to use telnet to talk with a socket server which is not a standard Telnet server. I do not want any Telnet negotioation or interference of any kind in the data. This is available as 'raw mode' ...
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Is there a config file for telnet that's similar to .ssh/config?

I constantly need to type some hostnames / IPs to telnet, and sadly they don't support ssh. Is there a config file for telnet similar to ssh? I don't have admin access to change the /etc/hosts file. ...
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How can I communicate with a Unix domain socket via the shell on Debian Squeeze?

I’m running a Debian Squeeze web server. I’ve installed memcached on it, and configured memcached to listen on a Unix domain socket (at /tmp/memcached.sock), as it only needs to receive messages from ...
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Access a linux machine from a windows machine

I have two laptops, one is installed with Ubuntu 10.04, the other one is installed with Windows XP. The Ubuntu laptop is located in one place with internet connection while the windows laptop is in ...
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Can I use GAIM (Pidgin) to telnet (for MOOs, MUSHes, MUDs, etc) like TF?

GAIM supports many protocols, but I couldn't find a way to create a 'telnet' account, so that I can finally stop using TinyFugue to play MUDs/etc. How do I create a telnet "account" with GAIM? Do ...
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Telnet over Ethernet for Linux?

I have used MikroTik RouterOS and I found a telnet-over-Ethernet (a layer 2 telnet), MAC telnet on it. I think it's a great tool, when SSH dies, or someone misconfigures IP Addresses. So the thing ...
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Force telnet / ssh to use crtl-H for backspace

I have some devices connected to a Cisco serial term server; many work fine when I telnet directly to the port on the Cisco. However, I have a few stubborn devices that will not use Backspace as it ...
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Divorced input line in GNU Screen

Is it possible to divorce my input from the overall shell using Screen? What I'm aiming for is akin to a status line that expands if I type more than would fit within a single line and is ...
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stty: : Invalid argument

I am telnet-ing into a Solaris machine and I'm getting the above error with my scripts. I realize this is a common problem, and the solution is to check for the line 'stty erase ^H' within my profile, ...
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Establish openvpn tunnel in bash script

I'm trying to write a script which will establish an openvpn tunnel when the computer boots up. The main problem lies in inputting the pkcs12 password. I realise it's very bad practice to have a ...
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testing services/open ports with telnet?

I often see that folks test ports this way: //shell telnet ip-address 80 telnet ip-address 25 AFAIK telnet was the old way of getting onto some remote box - right? or so I thought... Why exactly ...