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