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Old 03-22-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
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Configuring Telnet in Linux.

Configuring Telnet in Linux.

I have been trying to configure Telnet as an experiment in my local network in my house. I am asked to edit the
"/etc/xinetd.d" file to enable the daemon.

Can any body suggest what should be done?

Old 03-22-2006, 01:39 PM   #2
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i checked in my /etc/xinetd.d/ directory (yes it's a directory) and in there i have files that seem to correspond to different communication protocols (ktalk, rsync, telnet etc.) except i don't have telnet since i don't have it installed. It's inherently insecure, i would look into SSH much simpler and it's easy to set up.

If you still want telnet there is a line in the file that says "disable = yes"

change that to no and maybe it'll work
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Remember, in different distros, that's named just a bit differently. For Slackware, as an example, it's actually /etc/rc.d/[script]
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Even on a home network, it's good to get in the habit of using SSH instead of telnet, since it's much more secure. There are a very few specific cases where you might need to use telnet, but it's best to learn to do things the secure way. Most distros will have OpenSSH preinstalled.


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