I'd like to be able to set the terminal-speed option explicitly in a native Linux GNU telnet client.
Some context to my problem:
I'm unable to login to an HPUX host using telnet when the telnet process is created by a Java program.
When I telnet to the HPUX host from the command line (from bash), I am able to login and use the session.
When I spawn the telnet process from Java, something strange happens. I am prompted for the username and submit it. I also get the prompt for the password. But for some reason the telnet server does not wait for the password; it quits the session before it is sent.
Looking at the exchange in wireshark, I see that as soon as the telnet client sends an ACK for the password prompt, the server sends a FIN packet, terminating the initializing session.
One of the differences I can see in the handshaking leading up to the password prompt is that the server asks for the terminal speed. When running telnet from the command line, the terminal speed it sends is 38400,38400. When running telnet from Java, the terminal speed is 0,0.