[Openmcl-devel] Faceless Background Server Behavior

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at beta9.be
Thu Jan 9 02:40:18 PST 2003

Some years ago I too wrote a TelnetInputStream and TelnetOutputStream 
in Java that was similary minimal in that it answered NO to most 
negociation options: that code is still in production today at a 
client's site, used by up to 40 clients each day. I never ran in size 
problems, but I can imagine they exist.

But I was not so much interested in a faithfull implementation of 
telnet (although I agree that it would be useful, even a minimal one). 
What I would like is the remote listener interface (using telnet at the 
client side is more like a convenience, options should not really be an 

I was looking at 
and reading the code in l1-readloop[-lds].lisp and friends (hard ;-). 
Maybe setting *terminal-io* to some socket stream and starting 
(toplevel) could do it ? Probably very much oversimplified...

When I find some more time, I will try something, and I will ask again 
how to wire it to the openmcl toplevel.

On Thursday, January 9, 2003, at 11:03 AM, Gary Byers wrote:

> A full-blown telnet server would certainly be useful (as would
> a minimalist one which just told the client "NO" during option
> negotiation.)
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