Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51906
updated telnet server/client now requires leading '\' to display backslash in greeting
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
The updated RH 7.1 telnet client/server RPMs introduced a slight
incompatability with the previous versions (and other programs that
use /etc/issue.net) in that the new telnet-0.17-18 now requires a leading
'\' to display a visible backslash in the user login 'greeting' message.
This is different than the previous versions of telnet shipped with
RH 7.1, and now makes the /etc/issue.net incompatable between telnet and
the FTP server.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.place simple "\/" sequence in /etc/issue.net
2.login to localhost, notice that only '/' is visible in greeting.
3.login with FTP, notice that "\/" is visible in greeting.
4.revert to previous version of telnet, notice that "\/" is visible.
Expected Results: all servers using /etc/issue.net should see the "\/" chars.
this behaviour was intentionally added with
it was done for compatibility with other programs that parse /etc/issue and