I am working on several servers that use HTTP for transport of commands.
What I have encountered is that some of the commands I am trying to issue by hand are very long GETs, several lines, and that when I telnet from my Mac to my Solaris system, I cannot seem to cut and paste the line successfully.
I get a couple bounching sounds (which I assume is a control-g - bell) and then it never pastes everything.
From trying to break it up into smaller pieces, I am getting the impression that TELNET, or my bundled telnet client or server has a maximum line length that I had never bumped into.
I did some googling and superusering, but did not find anything definitive.