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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
...telnet, ftp...were "abandoned" years ago.

Huh? I use them every danged day.

FTP, yeah, but even then, only anonymous ftp is worthwhile. I don't use telnet for anything anymore, when ssh/scp/sftp is soooooo much better. I take that back. I do use telnet for one thing... "telnet www.blah.com 80" is useful for diagnosing website issues. Even that one useful thing is pretty much supplanted by the firefox 'livehttpheaders' plugin though.

16 posted on 06/01/2006 4:07:18 PM PDT by zeugma (Come to the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
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To: zeugma
I use telnet all day long internally to get from any one of a number of SunBlades to a either a bank of modems or a vast collection of other Sun servers to run lab applications.
Just within the lab, mind you.
19 posted on 06/01/2006 8:30:55 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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