• Inconsistent telnet_gate results

    From Codefenix@VERT/CONCHAOS to All on Tue Aug 9 09:55:04 2022
    I seem to get mixed results whenever I telnet_gate out of the BBS to different telnet sites.

    I thought I'd try setting up a "door" to nethack.alt.org. My external program command line looks like this:

    ?telgate nethack.alt.org

    When I go to run it, it spews a short line of output like this immediately following the 'Connecting to' line:

    [CAN] #'

    I can telnet to nethack.alt.org just fine from the command line.

    Also tried mudgate.js and unixgate.js in place of telgate.js from the BBS, but no difference.

    Interestingly telgate.js works just fine for other things, like towel.blinkenlights.nl.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Codefenix on Tue Aug 9 13:29:25 2022
    Re: Inconsistent telnet_gate results
    By: Codefenix to All on Tue Aug 09 2022 11:55 am

    I seem to get mixed results whenever I telnet_gate out of the BBS to different telnet sites.

    I thought I'd try setting up a "door" to nethack.alt.org. My external program command line looks like this:

    ?telgate nethack.alt.org

    When I go to run it, it spews a short line of output like this immediately following the 'Connecting to' line:

    [CAN] #'

    I can telnet to nethack.alt.org just fine from the command line.

    Also tried mudgate.js and unixgate.js in place of telgate.js from the BBS, but no difference.



    that's more than what i get on my bbs. i get nothing.
    works on syncterm and mt32.

    i'm using this version, though
    // $Id: telgate.js,v 1.2 2014/11/05 22:35:53 rswindell Exp $
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Tue Aug 9 12:49:58 2022
    Re: Inconsistent telnet_gate results
    By: MRO to Codefenix on Tue Aug 09 2022 03:29 pm

    I seem to get mixed results whenever I telnet_gate out of the BBS to different telnet sites.

    I thought I'd try setting up a "door" to nethack.alt.org. My external program command line looks like this:

    ?telgate nethack.alt.org

    When I go to run it, it spews a short line of output like this immediately following the 'Connecting to' line:

    [CAN] #'

    I can telnet to nethack.alt.org just fine from the command line.

    Also tried mudgate.js and unixgate.js in place of telgate.js from the BBS, but no difference.



    that's more than what i get on my bbs. i get nothing.

    Same here, nothing.

    works on syncterm and mt32.

    i'm using this version, though
    // $Id: telgate.js,v 1.2 2014/11/05 22:35:53 rswindell Exp $

    That script is so simple I don't think that's a factor. I'll file a gitlab issue to look into this at some point.
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  • From dragon@VERT/IPTIA to Digital Man on Tue Aug 9 20:11:03 2022
    On 8/9/2022 17:49, Digital Man wrote:
    Re: Inconsistent telnet_gate results
    By: MRO to Codefenix on Tue Aug 09 2022 03:29 pm

    > > ?telgate nethack.alt.org
    >
    > > When I go to run it, it spews a short line of output like this
    > > immediately following the 'Connecting to' line:
    >
    > > �[CAN] � �#�'

    >
    > that's more than what i get on my bbs. i get nothing.

    Same here, nothing.

    For what it's worth, my Perl libraries don't work well with this site
    either.

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  • From dragon@VERT/IPTIA to dragon on Tue Aug 9 20:17:08 2022
    On 8/9/2022 22:11, dragon wrote:
    On 8/9/2022 17:49, Digital Man wrote:
       Re: Inconsistent telnet_gate results
       By: MRO to Codefenix on Tue Aug 09 2022 03:29 pm

      >  > ?telgate nethack.alt.org
      >
      >  > When I go to run it, it spews a short line of output like this
      >  > immediately following the 'Connecting to' line:
      >
      >  >  �[CAN] � �#�'

      >
      > that's more than what i get on my bbs. i get nothing.

    Same here, nothing.

    For what it's worth, my Perl libraries don't work well with this site either.

    Just checked nethack4.org, a French version of NetHack, and got the same crappy results as nethack.alt.org.

    It's the NetHack software doing something weird.

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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to dragon on Tue Aug 9 23:27:00 2022
    On 09 Aug 2022, dragon said the following...

    > > [CAN] #'

    It's the NetHack software doing something weird.

    this looks like an attempt at a telnet handshake.

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