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Old 09-04-2004, 07:46 PM   #1
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Telnet and Mandrake 10 Official

I'm new and would like to know how to get my Telnet up and running. I'm running Mandrake 10 Official and have a cable connection. Do I already have it or do I have to download it? I can use all the help I can get...Thanks
Old 09-04-2004, 08:16 PM   #2
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stay away from telnet if you can.. use openssh instead... it's secure, unlike telnet... and it's included in all major distros...

first thing you need to do is make sure you have the openssh package(s) installed....

rpm -qa | grep openssh

if you don't have the package(s) installed, you can install them like this:

urpmi openssh-clients openssh-server

or maybe this command will install both:

urpmi openssh

i'm not sure, i don't use mandrake, but you get the picture...

you can also install them from the mandrake control center if you want...

the "server" needs to be running on the machine you want to access... and the "client" must be installed on the machine you want to access from...

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The previous message is true.... but not an answer to your question. Telnet is an extended internet service and is disabled by default. See if you have either an xinetd.conf or xinetd.d directory look for telnet and comment out the line that reads
disable - yes
Then restart the xinetd daemon
/etc/init.d/xinetd restart

Don't forget though, root can not telnet root can use ssh though.


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