Bug 3006 - telnetd doesn't negotiate binary option correctly
telnetd doesn't negotiate binary option correctly
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: telnet (Show other bugs)
5.1
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
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Reported: 1999-05-24 13:26 EDT by kdb
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-15 12:19:57 EST
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Description kdb 1999-05-24 13:26:56 EDT
The problem is that the version of telnetd you use can not
negotiate out of binary mode and actually has several other
subtle bugs in telnet option negotiation.  I would
recommend getting a newer version of the telnetd code from
somewhere, but as a stop-gap adding the following line of
code to the end of wontoption() in state.c will fix the
problem we are encountering:

set_his_state_wont(option);

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