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Old 07-13-2001, 08:08 AM   #1
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Exclamation telnet/ssh from a win PC


I'v heard that you can telnet into a linux box from a windoze pc.
How is this done?
Can someone point me in the way?


Old 07-13-2001, 08:46 AM   #2
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Most distro's come with the telnet daemon already enabled, in which case you should just be able to run 'telnet hostname' from Windows and get a connection. You won't (hopefully) be able to connect as root by default so you'll need to use a different user then 'su' if you do want root. If for some reason this isn't working then check if you have any firewalling setup (ipchains/iptables) and look for something like 'in.telnetd' when you do a ps -ef to check that the daemon is running.


Old 07-13-2001, 01:24 PM   #3
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There's also a GREAT Windows client for ssh/telnet operations called PuTTY. It makes telnet look purty.

I've been using it for over a year now and it's been great.


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