[nos-bbs] etelnet

Maiko Langelaar maiko at pcs.mb.ca
Fri Mar 30 17:52:47 EDT 2018

Oops, I was actually going to respond to this ...

I've never used it, but this is basically what I tried for the fun of it :

  * Compiled my JNOS with MD5AUTHENTICATION support, figure out how this
    works, okay I see, it's plain TELNET but with MD5 encryption on the
    payload, easy  enough to use, no special service to run, from my own
    command line :

     jnos> etelnet ve4klm <password>

That's about all there was to it, documented in the original JNOS :


but that was there before JNOS 2.0 was even an idea ...


On Thu, 22 Feb 2018, n6mef at mefox.org wrote:

> I had not heard of etelnet before.  A few questions:
>  1. Is it CRAM-MD5 or DIGEST-MD5 or something proprietary?
>  2. Is it just for use in BBS forwarding?  Or could it be used by a client
>     application, such as Outpost, for a user to connect to his/her JNOS
>     mailbox (assuming the client app is enhanced with the same function)?
>  3. If the answer to #2 is “yes”, then where is it documented so we can
>     develop a compatible client?  I see only 1 paragraph in the user manual,
>     which doesn’t provide any details.
> Michael

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