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[Comments] (2) a/s/l: I figured out the problem that was preventing me from running my lame IRC ripoff server such that others could connect to it. So telnet in to crummy.com, port 2000, and keep me company tonight while I write my lame BitTorrent ripoff.

It turns out the problem wasn't firewalls; it was a misconception of mine about DNS. You'd think they'd be able to find domain experts to write these books, and you'd be right. But it turned out the networking domain expert didn't have time, so they turned to me to write that chapter instead.

Update: That was fun, like a little party, in that no one showed up for hours and then a bunch of people showed up and stayed past my bedtime. I got some good advice on select().


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Posted by Brendan at Thu Mar 24 2005 23:49

All I see is a flash of "Invalid (something)," and then Putty disappears.

Posted by Leonard at Thu Mar 24 2005 23:51

Putty is probably trying to telnet into an rsh server. I don't think Putty is a general-purpose telnet application. Windows used to come with a command-line general-purpose telnet application; would you see if you have that? (Also, I claim in my chapter that Windows has one, so if there isn't one anymore, I should find out now.)


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