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Old 11-01-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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command line telnet


When I try to telnet to a local device I get the following error msg. Is telnet not a native command? Any suggestions on where I might be going wrong would be appreciated.

bjh@?:~> telnet
bash: telnet: command not found
bjh@?:~> su
?:/home/bjh # telnet
bash: telnet: command not found
?:/home/bjh #

Its a fairly new installation of openSUSE 10.3 that I hve been messing around with in a very New B way. Don't think I have broken it yet.

Thanks and best regards,

Brian H.
Uxbridge Ont.
Old 11-01-2007, 09:16 PM   #2
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It's likely that telnet is not in your users PATH. Try using the full path to the telnet command.
/usr/bin/telnet (or wherever it in in OpenSuSE 10.3.
Old 11-01-2007, 09:35 PM   #3
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Thanks found my prob.

Thanks, I found my prob was that Telnet was not installed. Works much better now.

Cheers & thanks,

Brian H.
Old 11-01-2007, 09:49 PM   #4
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I'll just point out the fact that telnet is not secure... It sends your username and password in clear text.

A much better choice is ssh. It runs fully encrypted.

You might be on a home network and not have to worry about it, but using telnet is not a good habit to develop.
Old 11-02-2007, 06:03 AM   #5
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Thanks, I take you r point. I have a couple of temperature monitoring devices on my home lan. They only talk telnet and ftp so far as I know. These are the devices I wanted to telnet to.

Cheers and best regards,

Brian H.


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