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Old 01-06-2009, 12:33 AM   #1
justin-goldberg
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Can't Telnet In Gentoo


What's the command to install telnet in Gentoo?

I even tried downloading the telnet-bsd package, but tar seems to hang.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 04:29 AM   #2
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The command would be something like: "emerge net-misc/telnet-bsd" or "emerge net-misc/utelnetd". Other configurations might be necessary after the install.

BUT I hope you have a very good reason to use telnet. It is completly unsecure, so if you use it over a network anyone could intercept everythinh (including passwords for example).
 
Old 01-08-2009, 04:52 PM   #3
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telnet is insecure though bro, you should really use ssh instead.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 12:52 PM   #4
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I needed to test sending a message through a local smtp server, and telnet is the simplest way I know.

I run 'emerge net-misc/telnet-bsd' and get this message:
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!!! ARCH is not set... Are you missing the /etc/make.profile symlink?
!!! Is the symlink correct? Is your portage tree complete?
Vlad, what other configurations might be necessary after the install? Will Emerge tell me?


Another question: How do I append a commands standard output to a file that already exists? In DOS the command is command.exe >> outputfile, but in linux that overwrites the file.


Finally, this is more of an annoyance, but when I logout after hitting 'ctrl-z' and running 'bg' my ssh client never pops up and says "session ended".

Last edited by justin-goldberg; 02-17-2009 at 01:05 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 04:31 AM   #5
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Are you able to install anything in gentoo ? The error message tells me that gentoo is not quite properly installed...

How did you install gentoo ?

Regarding second question: I think it depends on the shell. In bash and tchs it is as you know it... Try to test it with a simple example like:
Code:
 
echo line1 >> file
echo line2 >> file
cat file
You should see two lines...

control-z is not for logout is to put a task in the background. I do not get what are you trying to do, try to explain more.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 03:30 PM   #6
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justin-goldberg,

It looks like your profile is either not set, or is set incorrectly.
Please post the output of
Code:
emerge --info
we only need the first line to check your profile setting.
 
  


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