Bug 53551 - telnet update to 0.17.6x-18 changes default "mode" behaviour
Summary: telnet update to 0.17.6x-18 changes default "mode" behaviour
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 56679
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: telnet
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
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Depends On:
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Reported: 2001-09-11 12:45 UTC by Ralf Ertzinger
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-15 09:57:19 UTC

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Description Ralf Ertzinger 2001-09-11 12:45:10 UTC
Description of Problem:
When using the updated telnet client to connect to a Bianca/BrickXL (a ISDN dialin router), the default linemode has changed from the behaviour of telnet-0.16-6 (RH 6.2 default).
When using 0.16-6, linemode is negotiated as follows:

telnet> status
Connected to xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Operating with LINEMODE option

Using 0.17.6x-18:
telnet> status
Connected to xxxxxxxxxxx
Operating in obsolete linemode

Unfortunately, the router in question does not like the obsolete linemode (this is how I noticed the problem).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use telnet to connect to the router in question
2. Issue a telnet escape sequence
3. use "status" to check linemode

Actual Results:
telnet is using "obsolete linemode"

Expected Results:
telnet should use "LINEMODE"

Additional Information:
Looking at a tcpdump output of the connection I noticed that telnet-0.16-6 (the old one) sends one packet more than telnet-0.17 (the new one).
The packet in question is sent from the client to the server, and contains option negotiations.
The options negotiated in 0.16 but not in 0.17 are:
- Do suppress go ahead
- will Terminal Type
- will negotiate about window size
- will Terminal Speed
- will Remote Flow Control
- will Linemode                             (sic!)
- will New Environment Option
- Do Status

Comment 1 ted_rule 2002-02-15 09:57:14 UTC
This is almost certainly the same bug as that associated with BugZilla ID
56679, namely that all telnet option negotiation is effectively disabled by 
default. Please see my comments and suggested patch and possible workround in 
that BugZilla ID for more information.

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2002-02-28 10:58:48 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 56679 ***

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