[Buildroot] [PATCH] system: add option for standalone telnetd on target

Peter Korsgaard 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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