Archive for June, 2012

Breaking the telnet addiction with netcat

After many years of use it’s become almost second nature to type ‘telnet <HOST> <PORT>’ when I need to see if a system has TCP port <PORT> open. Newer systems no longer install telnet by default: $ telnet google.com 80 -bash: telnet: command not found I can’t think of a valid reason to keep telnet […]