Originally posted by tarballedtux
if I was right about the 'Workstation-Class' installation there is no telnet daemon to serve remote requests. It has to be installed. I can't help you with installing as I have never done it.
This is from RedHat 7.2 so your version may differ...
# rpm -qa | grep -i telnet
Telnet passes the username and password "in the clear". In other words, NOT encrypted. I'd highly recommend installing and using SSH instead. It does everything telnet does as well as most of what ftp, rsh and a few other things do execpt that it does them securely and encrypted.
# rpm -qa | grep -i ssh