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I have a customized box sending mostly LFs for line breaks (sometimes CRLFs too).

I wish to connect to it from a Windows box using telnet, but it seems it won't do the carriage returns where lines end with LF only.

I have tried PuTTY, HyperTerminal and the Command Prompt telnet client... Any ideas?

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In PuTTY, have you tried activating the setting "Implicit CR in every LF" (it's under Terminal)?

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No, I haven't...Thank you!! –  Noros Jun 15 '11 at 12:33

Netcat is a great open-source tool which can be used to replace telnet in some cases.

Don't know if a windows version exists out there, but it could be worth compiling it !

To telnet a host :

$ nc host port

To get the html of a webpage :

$ echo "GET /" | nc host 80

Quick and dirty Syslog server :

# nc -l -u -p 514 

It will print on screen what was sent to the server.

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There is a version precompiled for windows here, but it might be worth mentioning that it isn't a full telnet client: a real telnet client has other features. That being said, netcat is a wonderful tool that I've used in many situations. –  Michael Lowman Jun 15 '11 at 12:54

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