Bug 165559 - telnet <host> command fail if client hostname is > 35 chars
telnet <host> command fail if client hostname is > 35 chars
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: telnet (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-08-10 10:13 EDT by Jens R. Victorin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: telnet-0.17-35.2.1
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Last Closed: 2006-05-10 11:04:49 EDT
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Description Jens R. Victorin 2005-08-10 10:13:34 EDT
Description of problem:
It is not possible to connect to a telnetserver on a host (Solaris 6 in my case)
if the name of the client returned by "hostname" is > 35 chars in length

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.set hostname to a string >35 chars in length ( e.g
2.try to connect using "telnet <host>"

Actual results:
A locked up terminal showing

Trying <ip>...
Connected to <server>
Escape character is '^]'.

Expected results:
A working session
SunOS 5.6


Additional info:
Putty works...
Comment 1 Jens R. Victorin 2005-08-10 10:21:24 EDT
Well! Obviously I did not count the dots in the name. The limit seems to be 39
Comment 2 Karsten Hopp 2006-05-10 11:04:49 EDT
this works for me in FC-5, I've set up a system with hostname
'thisisaverylonghostnamelongerthanfortycharacters' and telnet connected just fine

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