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Need stand-alone ETRN program

In article <34797409.119355875@newsfeed1.cyberTours.com>,
Phil Freed <phil@shore.net> wrote:
>                                             but this seems like a
>sledgehammer solution to a gnat's worth of problem....

Of course it is, but... so is ETRN.

The entire functionality of ETRN can be replaced by a trivial server
which listens to a well known port.  When a client connects, the server
notes the IP address, then closes the connection.  The server then fires
off mail, news, DNS zone transfers, and anything else it needs to do on
the client's behalf.

In a previous lifetime, I implemented this for a large ISP.  It works
very well.

The client is also trivial---it's the `telnet' command.  Under Windows
NT, you can use a batch file and the `at' command to automate this.

Tim.
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From: tgoodwin@nan.cygnus.co.uk (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.mail.sendmail
Subject: Re: Need stand-alone ETRN program
Date: 21 Nov 1997 17:04:49 GMT
Organization: Cygnus Solutions Ltd, UK
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