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Re: CUPS, Alpine, and printserving



On Sat, 2008-11-01 at 17:34 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
> On Sat, 01 Nov 2008 11:26:06 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> 
> > Beartooth wrote:
> >> On Sat, 01 Nov 2008 15:40:42 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> >> 
> >>> Isn't it easier just to say
> >>> 	telnet 192.168.a.b 631
> >>> Doesn't this tell you if you are connected to the CUPS server much
> >>> more simply?
> >> 
> >> 	I take care not to install telnet, or to remove it if anaconda
> >> installs it.
> >> 
> > The telnet client is handy to have. The telnet server is the one you
> > would normally want to remove.
> 
> 	Apps like pirut and the packagekit give me only a single choice, 
> telnet or no telnet, without any indication of role; and rpm -q says "not 
> installed." So I had supposed, absent any indication to the contrary, 
> that it was a single package, comprising if not functioning as both a 
> server and a client -- and nobody ever told me "Get rid of telnet 
> server," but simply "Get rid of telnet." Also, if I plug the numbers in 
> to "telnet 192.168.a.b 631" I get an error saying "command not found."
> 
> 	If I try "yum install telnet-client" or "...telnet_client," or 
> "...telnetclient," I get a message saying no such package is available.
> 
> 	If I put a space between the words, as if telnet and client were 
> two apps, it tells me client is not available, and offers to install 
> telnet -- one unitary thing.
> 
> 	How then can you get a client without a server? If I let yum 
> install this one thing, is there then (only then) a way to split it and 
> get rid of half? Remember I neither have nor am likely to acquire the 
> savvy to handle electronic attacks.
----
telnet.i386 : The client program for the telnet remote login protocol.
telnet-server.i386 : The server program for the telnet remote login
protocol.

Craig


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