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Old 12-13-2006, 06:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy Telnet Probs.


Im try to start the telnet serivce. but im facing this probs.
telnet rpm already installed.

[root@localhost root]# chkconfig telnet on
error reading information on service telnet: No such file or directory

[root@localhost root]# service telnet start
telnet: unrecognized service

any one can help me.

Thanx in Advance.

Old 12-13-2006, 07:04 AM   #2
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What linux distribution / version are you running?
Typically telnet runs from xinetd and is disabled by default since it is not secure.
Use ssh instead but if you must use telnet then enable in the telnet configuration located in /etc/xinetd and restart xinetd.
Old 12-13-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
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If you are using redhat or fedora, check whether the rpm is correctly installed. If it is, remove it and then install it again.
To check whether telnet is installed or not

rpm -qa|grep telnet

You should see something like telnet- and telnet-server- . If you dont see any of the two rpms reinstall it from the cd/dvd.
Old 12-13-2006, 05:31 PM   #4
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As per Michaelk, if at all possible, use ssh instead.
If not, in most distros, the file you need is in the dir /etc/xinetd.d & you'll need to be root to amend it.


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