Most Used Commands

Steve Meyers steve at plug.org
Wed Jun 26 00:12:06 MDT 2013


On 6/25/13 7:33 PM, Michael Torrie wrote:
> 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.

nc is more powerful in many respects, but with telnet you can more 
easily tell (without additional options) whether your TCP session 
connected or is still trying to connect.

Steve


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