telnet localhost 25 freezes

Zind wzmindlog at
Thu Nov 15 13:00:48 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 09:48:37AM +0000, thufir wrote:
> thufir at dur:~$ telnet localhost 25
> Trying
> Connected to localhost.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> and then I can't do anything.  Even the escape characters, carrot and 
> square-close-bracket don't exit that window.  

carrot? What is this? carriage return?
(My mother tongue is not English.)

Well, just directly type `quit', then you can exit the telnet conversion

An example to send e-mail using SMTP:
$telnet localhost 25
HELO localhost
mail from: <test1 at>
rcpt to:<test2 at>
/* message */

I tried this(IIRC) several months ago, and this works.

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