Another newbie question.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Thu Mar 14 09:01:02 UTC 2002

On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Nic von Waltsleben wrote:

> > What happens if you telnet to port 119 of the server?
> Nothing. [...] the test server with INND just gives me a blank screen.

Err, can you try with a unix telnet client?  For example:

~ > telnet news 119
Trying 3ffe:2900:f10a::1...
Connected to news.
Escape character is '^]'.
200 InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.4.0 (20020312 CVS
prerelease) ready (posting ok).

That is, of course, the kind of thing you want to see.  But I'm not sure
what "blank screen" means.  Hopefully the unix client will give better
error messages.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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