Problem with telnetlib dropping receive bytes.

Eddie Corns eddie at
Thu Oct 7 12:37:09 CEST 2004

Grant Edwards <grante at> writes:

>Why are NUL and DC1 characters being deleted from the recieve
>data stream at lines 431 and 433?  They're both perfectly legal
>characters.  I can't find anywhere in RFC 854 where it says to
>do that, and it's breaking my program.  Some of the other
>telnet features (e.g. RFC 2217) specifically use those two byte

Looks like a bug to me.  Telnet requires that ALL 7 bit characters can be
used.  Since it's all handled in Python I can't think of any reason why
those characters would be a problem.


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