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RE: Escape-sequence on telnet connecton

Harris, David \(SBS US\) david.k.harris@siemens.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2007 13:29:00 -0800 (PST)

  I think, to make the point a bit more persuasive, you could
point out that a direct telnet connection means users give
up some of the functionality they would otherwise enjoy, as 
well as risking unexpected behavior when they are trying to
make critical administrative changes to their machines.

  Since the console servers are the expensive part of the 
equation, they get the additional benefits (from Conserver)
essentially for free. (With only a little extra effort 
needed on their part to get all those benefits. :-|

  Partly, this may be a "old dogs, new tricks" problem...that's
the way they have always done it. I'm still being asked to make
a "menu" wrapper...i.e. type a command, get an enumerated list
of available ports, and then the user selects a number, and 
the console client would be invoked to the indicated port...all
because they are used to the ts_menu feature on the deployed 
Cyclades boxes. (So, a request for a lot of programming work
that won't be shared outside the company, to help about 24 folks
who might otherwise have to learn a new trick...but, it's just
another project on the pile, and it keeps getting put on the
back burner by the requester, while folks need to practice
using the new way.. ;-)

  If you need to make a hack, you just need to be sure that it
can live and grow with Conserver, without the need for wrenching
On the hack with every upgrade of Conserver, or changes to the
user base, or the names/numbers of the ports cared for by Conserver.


-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces@conserver.com [mailto:users-bounces@conserver.com]
On Behalf Of John Stoffel
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 12:46 PM
To: Nagy Andreas
Cc: users@conserver.com
Subject: Re: Escape-sequence on telnet connecton

Nagy> But some users will still connect via telnet.

Why?  This just boggles my mind.  

Tell them to use the correct client for the connection, and now you
can actually offer it to them.