Bug 52817 - No "echo" when telnetting to Cisco router
No "echo" when telnetting to Cisco router
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 52224
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: telnet (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-08-29 13:21 EDT by Inger Karin Haarbye
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-30 10:21:40 EDT
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Description Inger Karin Haarbye 2001-08-29 13:21:59 EDT
Description of Problem:

I have a Cisco 677i ADSL-router, and I have to use telnet to configure NAT. 
With telnet from fairfax/roswell, I get no echo when I have telnetted to
router and write commands - so I can't see what I'm writing. (Telnet to 
localhost is OK).

This was not a problem in Seawolf, so now I have downgraded my Roswell 
RC1-telnet to the telnet-0.17-10 -package from Seawolf, and it works again. 
Of course, you can do a lot of configuration even if you can't see what you 
are writing, but sometimes the result is unexpected.

As the "old" telnet-package still works, I think "something" has happened
the new telnet?

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Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2001-08-30 06:59:38 EDT
Does 677i have a normal Cisco CLI or some fancy menu-driven interface?

telnet-0.17-18 on roswell2 works just fine for me (plain oldschool CLI

Could you try rebuilding telnet-0.17-10 and install it on your system (i.e., if
curses libs have changed..).  Similarly, if you still have a Seawolf box around,
does rebuilding -18 there work?

If feeling adventurous, you could also try commenting out the
"telnet-client-cvs" patch in the spec file.
Comment 2 Inger Karin Haarbye 2001-08-30 10:17:14 EDT
The telnet interface is not much fancy - just plain telnet.

Since last time I tested telnet on Seawolf, I had used up2date - and got the
same problem with the new telnet (0.17-18) as I have in the betas. 0.17-10 is
the only one of these that works for me. Rebuilding the rpms on Seawolf and
Roswell is not making any difference. 0.17-10 works on both systems, 0.17-16 and
0.17-18 does not work.

Commenting out "telnet-client-cvs" patch however gives me a "working" rpm!
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2001-08-30 10:21:36 EDT
Hmmm, will review the cvs patch
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2001-08-30 10:57:37 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 52224 ***
Comment 5 Pekka Savola 2001-09-06 03:22:06 EDT
Patch posted to the other report.

IMO, this is a MUST-FIX issue.

(it won't come up that often as people don't use telnet much anymore, but if you

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