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Old 04-14-2002, 05:20 PM   #1
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Question How do I Telnet (via the web) to a linux box on a Lan..

I have a linux machine on my Lan. I am able to telnet in to it using my other machine on the Lan (using putty in Windows 2000). I want someone else who is NOT on the Lan to beable to telnet in on that machine over the web. The only net connection is on my Windows 2000 machine so any connection to the linux box presumably would have to route through this machine.

I want the easiest solution possible. I am not too concerned about security issues.

Thanks in advance,

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If Win 2k is capable of port forwarding, that is indeed what you need to do. It has to forward port 21 to whatever IP address the Linux machine has on the internal LAN. This is a breeze to put together under Linux, but under Windows I have no idea.


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However - I would advise against telnet - especially over a public network (like the Internet) as passwords are sent in clear text.

I would use SSH instead. You can get a windows SSH client from:
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But Puttly is also fine for SSH
Old 04-15-2002, 03:39 PM   #5
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Incase anyone has a similar problem then here is the solution.


Thanks for the replies.

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Are you running any proxy software on the 2000 box? I would actually make the Linux Box act as a proxy server and switch the roles.
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A better option would be to setup your Linux box as your gateway to the Internet, and use it to provide access to the net for your other internal boxes.



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