Another newbie question.

Nic von Waltsleben nicvw at
Thu Mar 14 10:53:21 UTC 2002

OK I tried it with a FreeBSD host and this is what I get.

[cr1] /usr/home/nicvw # telnet 119
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
Connection closed by foreign host.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey M. Vinocur [mailto:jeff at]
Sent: 14 March 2002 11:01 AM
To: Nic von Waltsleben
Cc: inn-workers at
Subject: RE: Another newbie question.

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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