[Buildroot] [PATCH] system: add option for standalone telnetd on target
peter at korsgaard.com
Wed Mar 11 16:53:30 UTC 2015
>>>>> "Alexey" == Alexey Brodkin <Alexey.Brodkin at synopsys.com> writes:
>> Any specific reason why you don't just configure a root password and
>> enable dropbear instead?
> Well I though of telnet as an essential replacement of serial console
> especially for development boards.
These days I would say ssh is much more common.
> So my main intention was to get the most convenient tool for wide range
> of developers.
> For example in Windows if I'm not mistaken Telnet client is available
> right from MS, while SSH client is always 3rd-party program like Putty.
If I'm not mistaken Windows no longer comes with telnet out of the box.
E.G. first Google hit:
> Also ability to not set password is convenient here - because people
> will ask "what's the password" otherwise. Still in case of devboards we
> have limited access to the network for foreigners so we may not care
> much about paranoid safety.
Don't they ask the same about the serial login password?
> Indeed your proposal may work if my motivation is not convincing enough.
I can still be convinced, but my initial thought is that it isn't
really a common enough use case / we should promote ssh instead.
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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