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Old 12-21-2009, 08:21 AM   #1
Swenghk
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Exclamation Telnet Problems!


Okay, when I try to telnet to anything it gives me some funky error message! When I try to connect to GMail to check my email (it's an assignment my dad gave me to help me learn TCP/IP), it tells me the connection was closed by a foreign host!:

Code:
seth@SETH-LAPTOP:~$ telnet pop.gmail.com 995
Trying 74.125.155.109...
Connected to gmail-pop.l.google.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
user sethrobert94@gmail.com
Connection closed by foreign host.
seth@SETH-LAPTOP:~$
I can't even telnet to localhost!:

Code:
seth@SETH-LAPTOP:~$ telnet localhost
Trying ::1...
Trying 127.0.0.1...
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
seth@SETH-LAPTOP:~$
Can you please help me mates? Any help would be appreciated! Cheers :]
 
Old 12-21-2009, 08:29 AM   #2
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Okay, when I try to telnet to anything it gives me some funky error message! When I try to connect to GMail to check my email (it's an assignment my dad gave me to help me learn TCP/IP), it tells me the connection was closed by a foreign host!:

Code:
seth@SETH-LAPTOP:~$ telnet pop.gmail.com 995
Trying 74.125.155.109...
Connected to gmail-pop.l.google.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
user sethrobert94@gmail.com
Connection closed by foreign host.
seth@SETH-LAPTOP:~$
google does not allow plain text connections. it only allows encrypted connections.

Quote:
I can't even telnet to localhost!:

Code:
seth@SETH-LAPTOP:~$ telnet localhost
Trying ::1...
Trying 127.0.0.1...
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
seth@SETH-LAPTOP:~$
Can you please help me mates? Any help would be appreciated! Cheers :]
your telnet daemon does not work. it's always off by default as it is completely unsecure connection.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 08:34 AM   #3
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But I'm not learning it to complete some task. I'm learning it for the sake of learning it. So is there another way I can learn telnet and practice it? Is there a way around those things you mentioned?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 08:36 AM   #4
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telnet to the pop server from your provider
Code:
telnet pop3.provider.com
 
Old 12-21-2009, 08:37 AM   #5
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But I'm not learning it to complete some task. I'm learning it for the sake of learning it. So is there another way I can learn telnet and practice it? Is there a way around those things you mentioned?
check the telnet service on your distros documentation. there should be a way to start telnet daemon.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 09:53 AM   #6
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Try ssh.
 
  


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