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Old 01-24-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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disable telnet


How do I disable telnet in the latest version of Ubuntu LTS for desktop?
 
Old 01-24-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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A telnet server shouldn't be running by default in Ubuntu, so there is no need to disable it if you have not enabled it yourself.
 
Old 01-26-2013, 02:55 PM   #3
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hm, that's odd. I think I was able to do it before, and I didn't change anything. now it is saying, "Unable to connect to remote host: connection refused." I tried my localhost/127.0.0.1. So it must be disabled. How would I go about enabling it? I know the risks. Is there something like services in Windows that Linux has? The closest thing I could find was startup services, but didn't see it listed there.
 
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Most likely a telnet server isn't even installed, that would explain why you can't see it in the startup services.
Install the package telnetd if you really need a telnet server, it should be enabled by the package manager automatically after you have installed it.
 
  


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