Linux can't telnet to WFW 3.11

Keith G. Murphy keithmur at
Wed Jun 30 14:17:42 GMT 1999

Benjamin Scott wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Jun 1999, Ulung Pribadi wrote:
> > My server is RH 5.2 and i use Samba 1.9.18p10 and the client use WFW 3.11
> > with tcp/ip protocols installed. The subnet and the IP Address is right
> > but I still only telnet form WFW 3.11 to Linux...not the reverse.
>   That is because all versions of Microsoft Windows can only be accessed from
> the local console.  Microsoft's idea of "remote access" gives you file and
> printer access only.  While there are third-party programs which attempt to
> emulate this essential functionality, they do not work very well.  This is one
> of the biggest problems I (and many others) have with Windows.  I'm afraid the
> only good solution is to use a real operating system.
>   Some third party solutions include Symantec's PCanywhere, Citrix WinFrame
> (which Microsoft licensed for their Windows Terminal Server), and
Oh, hell, I'm sorry, I mentioned VNC, but now I notice there's
apparently no Windows 3.1 server, which is what you would need.
Out, damned spot!
Out, spot, out!
      -- Shakespeare for First Grade

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