Telnet client won't work in any shell but cmd

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by drbeaker, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. drbeaker

    drbeaker New Member

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    I just installed the telnet client and it works from a cmd shell but any other shell (eg tcc) gives "unknown command" and can't see telnet.exe in system32. I tried copying the telnet.exe to another directory but that just hung!

    Any ideas?
     
  2. techgorilla

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    I'm glad to hear that Microsoft is sticking to the good tradition of making their new OS'es incomatible with that ancient crap.
     
  3. drbeaker

    drbeaker New Member

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    Hardly a helpful response. Telnet is actually one of the most useful network debugging tools.

    This turns out to be a Win64 file redirection issue. My only solution to date is to download a 32-bit third-party telnet client.
     
  4. Hoffak

    Hoffak Banned

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    I was making a joke. Telnet is extremely versatile. I used it once to connect to port 25 of a Usenet server and impersonated a NNTP server, creating loads of useless newgroups as an experiment. The Usenet server propagated them all over the world within 24 hours ! That was somewhere in the nineties. Those groups still exist. The power of telnet is it's simplicity, that it can be used to mimic virtually any protocol, not just telnet.
     

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