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Linux Telnet Incorrect/Missing ANSI

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:57 pm
by enusbaum
Are you connecting to MBBSEmu using the Linux telnet client and you're not getting ANSI or the screen looks weird?

The issue is most likely you're running MBBSEmu on a port other than 23 (ports below 1024 require MBBSEmu to run as sudo), the Linux Telnet client will treat your connection as a raw serial connection and will not negotiate Telnet IAC or handle Extended ASCII Characters.

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To fix this, you can connect using the following command line:

telnet -- localhost -port (replacing port with the port MBBSEmu is running on)

An example command line to connect to MBBSEmu on Port 5000:

telnet -- localhost -5000

This isn't an MBBSEmu specific issue, but how the Linux telnet client makes assumptions on protocol based on the Telnet port. :geek: