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Telnet Problem

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Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

Telnet Problem

Dear All
i have Redhat Enterprise Linux ES v.3, i want to start telnet service on it i did
service telnet start , but it did not work , what should i do foe that.
Alexander Chuzhoy
Honored Contributor

Re: Telnet Problem

telnet is part of xinetd service .
in order to start it:
chkconfig telnet on

remember that telnet is not a secure way to connect to a system.Use ssh instead if possible.
Gopi Sekar
Honored Contributor

Re: Telnet Problem

telnet service is part of xinetd service

so first install telnet-server rpm package

then go to /etc/xinetd.d directory
locate telnet file

edit the file and set disable=no
restart xinetd service by 'service xinetd restart'

to make it permanent so that every system reboot the service starts run, 'chkconfig xinetd on'

but beware, when you enable xinetd few other unwanted services might also get activated which are part of xinetd.

Never Never Never Giveup
Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

Re: Telnet Problem

thansk guis the problem solved