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From: Ron DuFresne (dufresneWINTERNET.COM)
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 13:52:50 CST
understood, but, I thought the poster stated his TERM=vt100 and the result
he got back was a vt200 setting, yes?
On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 10:40:07AM -0600, Blake Frantz wrote:
> > I telnet'd into port 1080, pressed enter, and got disconnected...fine.
> > But, after I got disconnected "VT102" was displayed at my command prompt.
> > I figured it was just 'misplaced output' or something from telnet, but
> > when I hit enter I got 'command not found'. I don't understand where
> > VT102 came from, and why my shell interpreted it as valid input from
> > STDIN. I checked env and term=vt100. Just to do it, I
> > strings `which telnet` | egrep -i "vt102"
> > and nothing was found. Could this be something sent from the proxy
> > server? If so, can it be changed arbitrarily (rm -r *)?
> This is a feature. When your terminal software receives an ENQ character, it
> will send back the name of your terminal (e.g., "vt100" or "xterm"), or
> whatever else it's been instructed to send back. Try it (ENQ is ASCII 5).
> This is also the reason why receiving random binary data on a terminal will
> often cause the terminal name to be printed many times.
> In short, yes, this is caused by something sent from the proxy server (though
> said proxy server is probably broken), and yes, it can be changed, but only by
> the client terminal program, not by the ENQuiring side. Probably the most you
> can do is frighten someone who doesn't understand what's happening
> (abracadabra, I will make you type "xterm"!).
> - mdz
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