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Old 05-21-2003, 06:09 PM   #1
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telnet question

I have redhat 9.1 on a machine that shares an internet connection with my windows xp machine. The two machines are obviuolsy networked. How can I remotely telnet into the redhat machine from a remote location? If I in fact can telnet to it, can I access the files on the xp machine as well?

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Old 05-21-2003, 07:09 PM   #2
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you can telnet into the linux machine if it is connected to the internet directly. you can share the network using linux. you can do this by installing a firewall and masquerading the network. then you can mount the windows files onto the linux machine using samba and when you telnet into the machine you can access these files.

i strongly suggest to use SSH instead of telnet
Old 05-21-2003, 10:47 PM   #3
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hi gojoe

u want to share files windows to linux ? why u go telnet

many tools for this sharing samba & webmin is best utility for ur problem
download new webmin utility and try it

Old 05-21-2003, 11:01 PM   #4
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Hello gojoe,
To use telnet you need to be sure the telnet server (telnetd) is running on the Linux box.

I second manthram's suggestion to use ssh instead. Once again just make sure the ssh server is running on the Linux box (server and client usually in the same package).

Use PuTTY to connect VIA ssh from Windows.

Good Luck.
Old 05-22-2003, 12:58 AM   #5
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Don't use telnet man, it's not secure. Use ssh instead. Dont run telnetd at all, use sshd. Telnet sends your password information over the net in plain text. Avoid telnet at all costs.


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