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Old 07-27-2004, 12:49 AM   #1
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Question How to TELnet over linux from winXP

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I have a RH EL AS3 & 5 PC that running in WinXP, how do i set or configure on the linux box as a telnet server so that the Window client can be telnet over to play command line in the linux box from Window machine.

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Old 07-27-2004, 01:16 AM   #2
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Don't use telnet for remote login -- use SSH instead as it's much more secure. Anyhow, your RH server probably came with sshd already available -- see if it's running with "service sshd status". If it's not you can start it with "service sshd start". if you get something like "service not recognized", you need to install the openssh-server package.

Once you have it up and running (make sure your firewall allows connections to port 22), you can download a SSH client for Windows. I recommend PuTTY -- a google should find it for you. Then just launch PuTTY, type in the name or address of your server, and login as normal.
Old 07-27-2004, 01:59 AM   #3
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btmiller is right, ssh is more secure than telnet. However, if your Linux box is not connected to the net (in other words, only the 5 machines on your network can connect to it), then you can probably live with telnet.

I haven't used Red Hat EL, but I imagine it shares some features with plain Red Hat (which is what I use).


If your linux box uses a gui:
Click to bring up the main menu -> Server Settings -> Services

Scroll through until you find a telnet checkbox. If it's not listed, then you'll need to install the telnet software

To install telnet software:
main menu -> System Settings -> Packages (or add/remove software)
Scroll down, select the detail button for the "Servers" group, and select telnet or telnetd
The software will be installed. Now, go back to the Services window from before. There should be a box for telnet now

Make sure the telnet box is checked. With telnet selected, click the "Start" button at the top of the Services window.

Click "Save" and now the telnet server will be started everytime you start up the computer


If your linux box is command line only:
You should be able to access the Services setting with redhat-config-services. I believe it has a command-line counterpart to the GUI tool.

Similarly, you can run redhat-config-packages to handle the software installation.

You can follow the above steps almost to the letter to install and setup ssh as well.
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