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Old 10-24-2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy telnet and ftp?

i'd like to telnet a linux8.0 machine but i get a message like :"connection refused"
no problem with ping
what to do?
any help is apreciated
Old 10-24-2003, 01:04 PM   #2
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It seems you don't have a telnet servier installed. BTW I rather recommend to install ssh, it's much more secure.
Old 10-27-2003, 04:49 AM   #3
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the documentation of red hat8.0 explain that the xinetd server
mange servers like telnet deamon and ftp deamon
so, when a user make a telnet request the xinetd server reply to this request by starting up te telnet deamon.
concernig me; the xinetd is started up.
what should be the problem?
Old 10-27-2003, 08:55 AM   #4
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The default setting for the "firewall" in RedHat is to deny telnet access. That is a wise position. Instead of using telnet to connect to your computer you should use SSH, as suggested, since it provides encryption and additional security.

If you need to connect from a Windows computer you can use PuTTy. It's a free SSH client for Windows. Get it here:

Old 10-27-2003, 09:33 AM   #5
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Take the advice from the last post. If u working from home and need telnet that might be fine but I suggest that u get into the habit in using ssh. Works like telnet except u have a secure connection from 1 box to the other, when I mena secure I mean that your passwords r nut passed in clear text. Need to copy from 1 box to the other use scp ot sftp.



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