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Old 01-23-2008, 03:11 AM   #1
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How to enable telnet on my linux machine

Dear all,
can anyone help with how can I enable the telnet service on Linux Red hat 5.0?
how can i check if the telnet package is already intalled on my machine?
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which telnet
If it returns a path, then you've got it.

Old 01-23-2008, 05:11 AM   #3
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I guess you could also try
rpm -qa|grep telnet-server
If you don't have it, just install it using yum or search for an rpm for your redhat version.
Old 01-23-2008, 06:24 AM   #4
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Usually people discourage from using telnet as being insecure - use ssh instead
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oh yes, please use ssh, not telnet. there are plenty of secure tools for windows if that's your concern, especially putty and winscp.


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