should /etc/issue.net be installed without telnet-server?

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should /etc/issue.net be installed without telnet-server?

Robert P. J. Day

  (another of those "dang, i never noticed that before" questions
inspired by teaching last week.)

  currently, my fedora 27 system has the file /etc/issue.net, which i
casually explained last week was what was printed when you tried to
connect to the system over the network (as opposed to /etc/issue). but
while my fedora system has the man page "man -s 5 issue", it does
*not* have "man -s 5 issue.net".

  i thought this was odd since both of the files appear to be
installed by the same package:

  $ rpm -qf /etc/issue
  fedora-release-27-1.noarch
  $ rpm -qf /etc/issue.net
  fedora-release-27-1.noarch
  $

so why would the man pages not similarly both be there? well,
the man page for /etc/issue comes from here:

  $ rpm -qf /usr/share/man/man5/issue.5.gz
  man-pages-4.12-1.fc27.noarch
  $

while a yum query points out where the man page for /etc/issue.net
would come from:

  $ yum whatprovides /usr/share/man/man5/issue.net.5.gz
  telnet-server-1:0.17-71.fc27.x86_64 : The server program for the
  Telnet remote login protocol
  Repo        : fedora
  Matched from:
  Filename    : /usr/share/man/man5/issue.net.5.gz

i guess that makes sense since i can see from online that man page,
which explains that /etc/issue.net is related to telnet only:

  https://linux.die.net/man/5/issue.net

which specifically claims, "The file /etc/issue.net is a text file
which contains a message or system identification to be printed before
the login prompt of a telnet session."

  so, apparently, /etc/issue.net is telnet-specific? i had no idea. in
any event, it still seems odd to generically install the file
/etc/issue.net, while the man page for the same file needs the
installation of telnet-server to show up. is this worth a bugzilla
filing, or is there something else happening here i don't understand?

rday
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