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Old 07-25-2008, 03:31 AM   #1
khadija
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telnet not working


Hi

I have installed Fedora 8 on my box. when i ask

$ which telnet

it gives me /usr/bin but telnet not working. Even telnet service is not recognized. Should I reinstall it ? how i can start my telnet. I gave command

$ chkconfig telnet on

it says no such file or directory or unrecognized service. can anybody tell me what I should do now?
 
Old 07-25-2008, 03:42 AM   #2
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the telnet binary is the client, not the server. what does "not working" even mean? you should NOT run a telnet server. you will already have SSH running just fine, use ssh instead.

if you want to have a known dangerous service running, then see many identical threads at the bottom of this page. just scroll down.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 09:01 AM   #3
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the telnet binary is the client, not the server. what does "not working" even mean? you should NOT run a telnet server. you will already have SSH running just fine, use ssh instead.

if you want to have a known dangerous service running, then see many identical threads at the bottom of this page. just scroll down.
Actually I donot know whether Telnet sever is installed or not . telnet commands gives errors but when i ask for telne version then it says that 0.7.41 f8 something is installed. telnetd file is also not present in /sbin directory. when i try to install RPM for server it give error "Xinetd file needed" so what should i do
 
Old 07-26-2008, 09:08 AM   #4
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well what are you trying to actually achieve? what are these mystery errors that you get? as above you should not use telnet if you can avoid it. if it's saying xinetd isn't installed then install that to. telnet does not run as it's own service, but within xinetd. make sure you only install via yum or your installation media.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 09:08 AM   #5
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The point is pretty clear - don't use telnet server


What are you trying to achieve - if you want remote access, use ssh as already suggested.
 
  


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