RE: Use of TELNET for testing protocols

try WRS's 'sock' program
or Hobbits "netcat".

Both will give an equivalent server function.  You can bind on a port
and when a connectoin comes in, ie from a browser, the i/o will be on
stdin/stdout for you to manually enter.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jacob Palme []
> Sent: Sunday, February 14, 1999 9:15 AM
> To:
> Subject: Use of TELNET for testing protocols
> At 23.27 +0100 99-02-11, Chris Newman wrote:
> > Efficiency brings in all sorts of tradeoffs.  One can make 
> a protocol use
> > a few fewer bytes on the wire by using a binary encoding, 
> but this has the
> > expense of requiring significant additional programmer time 
> to develop
> > debugging and testing suites since "telnet" doesn't work any more.
> I know that you can use TELNET to test a server by
> simulating a client, by a human typing or pasting the client
> parts of a textual protocol.
> But how can you use TELNET to test a client by simulating a
> server? This would certainly be very useful, and perhaps
> this is common knowledge which I have not acquired?
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> ----------
> Jacob Palme <> (Stockholm University and KTH)
> for more info see URL:

Received on Wednesday, 17 February 1999 06:44:37 UTC