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zimm
January 28th, 2014, 04:03 PM
A BBS I call recently added a feature which lets you check who is online on the BBS using finger (finger @cyberia.darktech.org). Unfortunately, this service only works occasionally for me -- most of the time, I get a read:: Connection reset by peer error message when in Windows and it just seems to time out when I try it using a Linux VM. However, when I telnet to my SDF shell account and try it it always seems to work perfectly and almost instantaneously. Any idea what the problem could be here...is it a problem on my end or on the BBS side of things? Also, if anyone wants to try it for themselves I'd be curious to know if it works for you. I did let the sysop know about the issue I'm having, but he hasn't been able to duplicate it so far.