Inetutils - GNU network utilities
Introduction to Inetutils
Inetutils is a collection of common network programs. It includes:
- An ftp client and server.
- A telnet client and server.
- An rsh client and server.
- An rlogin client and server.
- A tftp client and server.
- And much more...
Most of them are improved versions of programs originally from
BSD. Some others are original versions, written from scratch.
Inetutils can be found on
[via HTTP] and
[via FTP]. It can also be found on one of our FTP
Complete documentation in TeXinfo format is included in the
distribution. An online manual
The documentation is a work in progress. We recommend to visit this
page often, to get documentation updates.
Inetutils has one mailing list:
The main discussion list is
and is used to discuss all aspects of Ineutils, including development
and porting, and bug reports. For details on submitting a bug report,
please see the section
Report a Bug below.
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would send mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
with no body and a Subject: header line of just "subscribe".
Request an Enhancement
If you would like any new feature to be included in future versions
of Inetutils, please send a request to
Please remember that development of Inetutils is a volunteer effort, and you
can also contribute to its development. For information about contributing
to the GNU Project, please read How to help GNU.
Report a Bug
If you think you have found a bug in Inetutils, then please send
as complete a report as possible to