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lynx-dev disabling telnet (was: ... explain in INSTALLATION and configur

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: lynx-dev disabling telnet (was: ... explain in INSTALLATION and configure?)
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 09:56:21 -0500 (CDT)

On Thu, 20 Apr 2000, Frederic L . W . Meunier wrote:

> BTW, another point I'm missing. Is there a way to disable built-in
> telnet support?

One used to be able to do

      #define TELNET_PATH     "/bin/false"
      #define TN3270_PATH     "/bin/false"
      #define RLOGIN_PATH     "/bin/false"

in userdefs.h, but now, with configure intruding into userdefs.h, I
don't know what would be the canonical way (for Unix-like systems)
to achieve the same.  (You can always change lynx_cfg.h after configure
has created it, of course.)

A comment in userdefs.h says:
#else   /* Unix */
        /* Standard locations are defined via the configure script.  When
         * helper applications are in your home directory or other nonstandard
         * locations, you probably will have to preset the path to them with
         * environment variables (see INSTALLATION, Section II-1d).

But INSTALLATION, Section II-1d does not say what to do in order to set,
for example, TELNET_PATH.  The environment variables mentioned there, CC,
CFLAGS, etc., are about something completely different.

If you want to disable telnet (and similar) at runtime, look into either
-restrictions or RULESFILE/RULE.


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