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Re: Telnet, again...

David K. Z. Harris zonker@jeffk.com
Mon, 4 Sep 2006 11:58:46 -0700 (PDT)

  It sounds like your TTY may be set for "local echo"... if you
have NOTHING connected to the port, and use telnet to connect,
and then type, you see the characters, correct? The 'double
characters' come from your terminal displaying what you type,
and then the character is returned from the remote device...

  In normal operation, you would NOT see what you typed...it
would only be sent to the 'far end', and you would rely on the
far device to return your keystrokes...

  To test this theory, conect it to something that wants a password
to log in...type the username as norlam (you will see the double
characters, but the far end will only see one of each)...when you
type the password, one character will be "clear text", and the other
will be an asterisk (*, if the system masks the input), or you may 
only see the single clear-text password if the system doesn't show 
any masking characters.

   Take a look at your termcap?