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Wily_One
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join:2002-11-24
San Jose, CA
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reply to tomdlgns

Re: [Other] DNS errors from The Shining

You must be trying telnet from Windows. The Windows telnet client is wonky, hiding any useful connection details that tells you if you've actually connected or not. But yes, a blinking cursor with no error means a successful connection, which means the port is both open and reachable from your client.

To compare, from a Unix/Linux telnet client I get:
$ telnet 8.8.8.8 53
Trying 8.8.8.8...
Connected to google-public-dns-a.google.com (8.8.8.8).
Escape character is '^]'.
Connection closed by foreign host.
 
$ telnet 4.2.2.1 53
Trying 4.2.2.1...
Connected to a.resolvers.level3.net (4.2.2.1).
Escape character is '^]'.
^]
telnet> quit
Connection closed.
 

tomdlgns
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join:2003-03-21
Chicago, IL
kudos:1
yup, using windows. i like seeing something, but good to know that nothing, in this case, is good.

i tried firing up putty, but all i get is a quick flash and the command box (putty) disappears.

i tried 8.8.8.8, raw, port 53 and clicked open.

thanks for the reply.