On 06/25/2013 06:09 PM, Lonnie Olson wrote: > kinda boring, but dude, telnet should not be on this list. Quite > embarrassing. Why? I use telnet a lot. Granted nc might be a more powerful replacement, but I very often telnet to a web server to see if its responding. Or any number of other services to see if they are alive like ssh, ldap, etc.