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Old 03-14-2001, 12:31 PM   #1
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i just got rh 6.2 up but i cant seem to telnet in remotely.
how do i enable telnet ?
 
Old 03-14-2001, 02:18 PM   #2
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You need to uncomment out the appropriate line in /etc/inetd.conf and then restart inetd.
 
Old 03-14-2001, 02:27 PM   #3
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Just a reminder, you can't telnet as root, if your trying that, you have to telnet in as a regular user account. Also, if its over the net or anything, might want to use SSH.
 
Old 03-14-2001, 09:46 PM   #4
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err i did a ls -la in my /etc , only see . and ..
do i have to install telnetd 1st or something?
 
Old 03-15-2001, 07:42 PM   #5
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If you dont have anything in /etc it seems like you have a lot of stuff not installed that you need or you are doing something wrong. ls -la sould list quite a bit of stuff in /etc/ (this is where 90% of the configuration files for Red Hat and other programs reside)

Also I recommend using SSH for remote access!
Take a look at it:
http://www.ssh.com
 
Old 03-15-2001, 09:18 PM   #6
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When you installed RH 6.2, did you install everything? Or did you install like a minimum or custom? If you installed everything, telnet is already installed. Are you trying to telent into your machine or out of your machine?
 
Old 03-16-2001, 08:18 AM   #7
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hmm i cant remember whether i did a full installation or what. so if i dont have the thing, how do i get it installed?
 
Old 03-16-2001, 08:36 AM   #8
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hmm i cant remember whether i did a full installation or what. so if i dont have the thing, how do i get it installed?
Find the telnetd-x.x.x.rpm and install it.
rpm -i telnetd-x.x.x.rpm

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Old 03-17-2001, 04:06 PM   #9
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alrite i got the telnet server installed and i need help in editing the inetd.conf..
 
Old 03-17-2001, 06:16 PM   #10
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There will be a line in there that looks like its going to start a telnet server.

It will look something like this:
#telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.telnetd


Just take out the pound sign in front of it (to un-comment it) or you can leave it commented like mine and try using SSH!
 
Old 03-18-2001, 11:42 AM   #11
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hmm ok i got it, and er where do i change the default port to another one to telnet in to?
 
Old 03-19-2001, 07:01 AM   #12
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Why do you want the telnet port to be anything other than default again?
 
Old 03-19-2001, 12:57 PM   #13
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err, security issue?
 
Old 03-19-2001, 01:50 PM   #14
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Then don't use telnet! Use SSH!
http://www.ssh.com
 
Old 03-20-2001, 10:14 AM   #15
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but still, i wanna change the default telnet port to a unique one, i can right?

[Edited by calvn on 03-20-2001 at 10:16 AM]
 
  


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