Setting both Dump_log => 'dump.log', Input_log => 'input.log', in the constructor of Net::Telnet will allow us to see what is really going on on the connection.

We also add a call to wait for something that likely won't show up
in the output. Depending on where the demo application (the daemon)
is running you might need to change the $hostname variable.
use strict;
use warnings;

use Net::Telnet;

my $port = 8000;
my $hostname = 'localhost';

my $telnet = Net::Telnet->new(
                        Port      => $port,
                        Host      => $hostname,
print "opened\n";

    my ($prematch, $match) = $telnet->waitfor('/not likely to show up/');

print "after wait\n";

Running the script we notice that after printing "opened" it waits
quite a lot of time and it never prints "after wait".

This happened because waitfor was waiting for a string that never 
showed up. Hence it gave up waiting after the built-in timeout
period. Once it reached the timeout it called the default errmode()
function which is the "die" function. So the script never reached
the second print() and did not have a chance to print anything.