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Old 05-21-2010, 06:41 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Need your help, Very raw in Linux


I am very new to Linux, 1 week old. Have just installed fedora 5 days ago and I now need to get hosts to connect to this server through telnet. I downloaded a xinetd rmp file but do not know what do next to get it installed and configure it.

Please help.

Thanks

Siliot
 
Old 05-21-2010, 06:49 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

Why are you using such an old version of Fedora which is no longer supported? Version 13 is about to come out, so I suggest you go with at least Fedora 12 to get current software and adequate support. Also telnet is very insecure. If you can avoid it then do so and use SSH instead.

If you don't know how to install a RPM package, I suggest you read up on your manuals (http://docs.fedoraproject.org/).

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-21-2010, 07:45 AM   #3
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@EricTRA: OP was saying "5 days ago", not "Fedora 5".
@siliotm: I'm assuming you downloaded an .rpm file (not rmp). This is an install package. You could try
the rpm command:
Code:
rpm -vi /path/to/name_of_rpm_file
A better choice would be to install packages through yum install manager, e.g.
Code:
yum install xinetd
But before you do either of those, I'd check what kind of inetd is pre-installed, because my old
Fedora box came with xinetd in the Fedora install...
 
Old 05-21-2010, 07:51 AM   #4
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Hi timmeke,

You could interpret it like that too. One option is to put in punctuation which would make everything a lot clearer:
Quote:
Option 1. I am very new to Linux, 1 week old. Have just installed fedora, 5 days ago.
Quote:
Option 2. I am very new to Linux, 1 week old. Have just installed fedora 5, days ago
If I'm mistaking then so be it, but you'll have to admit that both interpretations are valid. Since neither of us is a native English speaker, I think nobody will hold this against us (I'm Belgian too).

Which ever version OP is using, I think he should at least read some about the basic commands of his operating system, or at least Google a bit.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-21-2010, 07:57 AM   #5
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

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Originally Posted by siliotm View Post
I am very new to Linux, 1 week old. Have just installed fedora 5 days ago and I now need to get hosts to connect to this server through telnet. I downloaded a xinetd rmp file but do not know what do next to get it installed and configure it.

Please help.

Thanks

Siliot
'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future.

Just a few useful links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
  


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