telnet is used for testing non telnet servers such as HTTP or SMTP servers where the TELNET protocol usually stays out of the way. However, I think I have run into a case where it is in the way while debugging a TCP server. I ran
telnet localhost < data_file
And the data the server receives is different than what is in the file.
Is there either an option to telnet or a whole nother command that I can use?
If it has to be installed separately, then I don't want it. I will just do without.