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How to start telnet ?

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In my System telnet is not running. I need to start telnet in my system. What can i do for it ?
Nov 23 '07 #1
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Hey there,

It depends on what kind of system you're using, but the short answer would be to add a line in most Unix to /etc/inet/inetd.conf or, in Linux add an entry in /etc/xinetd.d for it.

For both you can just borrow from what's probably already there.

In unix, in /etc/inet/inetd.conf, copy any line (probably best at the top) that has the terms "tcp" and "stream" in it and substitute the path to your telnetd and telnetd/telnet as necessary - then kill -1 `ps -ef|grep "[i]netd"|awk '{print $2}'`

For linux, cd into /etc/xinetd.d and copy a file, like maybe vsftpd and modify also - rename the file to telnet. Then just run /etc/init.d/xinetd restart.

Hope that was of some help :)

, Mike
Nov 25 '07 #2

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