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Article #235 (419 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions
From: xx999@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (The System Programmers)
Subject: Re: [vic@mbfys.kun.nl: telnet]
Posted-By: xx004 (aa399 - Len Stys)
Reply-To: xx999@cleveland.Freenet.Edu
Date: Sat Jul  6 10:17:35 1991


>    From: vic@mbfys.kun.nl (Victor Langeveld)
>    To: xx004@cleveland.freenet.edu
>    Subject: telnet
>    Date: Mon, 17 Jun 91 11:33:21 GMT
>
>    
>    Hi.
>    Does the following happen because of the fact that I am logged in on an
>    oversea site?
>    --------
>    caligula:vic% telnet freenet-in-a.cwru.edu
>    Trying...
>    Connected to cwns16.INS.CWRU.Edu.
>    Escape character is '^]'.
>    Connection closed by foreign host.
>    caligula:vic%
>    --------
>    I tried several times, and once got a question wether I'm a visitor or
>    member (or whatsoever), but telnet hung up on me every time.
>    
>    Greetings,
>         Vic.

I don't know the answer but I have a few suggestions.  First,
freenet-in-a.cwru.edu is the machine that everyone in the world tries to
connect to first.  It is very busy.  Try freenet-in-b.cwru.edu and see
if you get in.  The second possibility is that we have two different
versions of telnet running on the two machines.  freenet-in-a is running
an older version and freenet-in-b is running the latest version.
However, most people have had problems with the NEW version because it
has too many options. (the old telnet assumes that there will be no more
than 35 negotiable options - the new one has 42 I think)  And finally,
there was a runaway process on freenet-in-a that increased the load on
the system to the point where telnet could have timed out before the
connection was completed.

So I guess you should try again and if freenet-in-a doesn't work try
freenet-in-b.  Good luck!


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