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telnet and whois clients

asked 2013-12-30 00:46:05 +0300

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updated 2014-01-18 23:35:22 +0300

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Telnet client is useful for troubleshooting, would it be included in some common net tools rpm? Couldn't readily find it.

Another cmdline tool I miss is whois.

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I would add host and dig dnstools :).

Sailor ( 2013-12-30 00:47:27 +0300 )edit
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Yea, dig of course. Almost assumed it to be there :)

If the bootloader has a telnet server it would be just elegant to have a client :)

twi42 ( 2013-12-30 01:02:52 +0300 )edit
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I would also like telnet, netcat and dig.

For hostname translations you can use this as "host" command substitute: getent ahosts jolla.com

penpen ( 2013-12-30 15:28:31 +0300 )edit

you could alias host to this

v2px ( 2014-01-04 02:56:25 +0300 )edit
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Telnet over USB to serial would be great for old CISCO networking routers and switches. Richard

richardski ( 2014-01-17 10:36:12 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-04-30 21:01:46 +0300

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You can find a telnet client on openrepos by NeilDK. Maybe he has whois also, there's a lot of tools

https://openrepos.net/content/nieldk/inetutils

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dig is much better than whois https://openrepos.net/content/nieldk/dig

Nieldk ( 2014-05-02 20:57:39 +0300 )edit
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answered 2015-08-02 16:04:28 +0300

I also find whois really useful, and it's one of the few utilities that is not available in NeilDK's excellent repo, so I compiled it myself. You can find it here on openrepos:

https://openrepos.net/content/feathersmcgraw/whois

Current version is 5.2.9.

Enjoy!

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Nice! I've been missing whois on Sailfish.

Niju ( 2015-08-03 00:49:41 +0300 )edit
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