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Old 10-05-2008, 11:55 AM   #1
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Question try to open telnet to a windows xp gives connection refused message

I am trying to open a telnet session and i am giving these command which are not working

shell> telnet

shell> telnet -l administrator -a

Can you please tell me why is this so?
Old 10-05-2008, 11:56 AM   #2
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Does the XP box allow telnet?
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Yes the windows xp firewall is off. But I have this thread posting in linuxquestions as well which I am looking at at the moment. Thanks
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STill no success. Still connection refused is coming up.
Old 10-06-2008, 01:30 AM   #5
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Are you able to telnet from the Windows XP machine to itself in a cmd window ?

telnet localhost

If not, you need to a) ensure the telnet service is installed and started, and b) Windows firewall (or other) allows the connection.


telnet, windows, xp

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