Re: Telnet and VNC

Subject: Re: Telnet and VNC
From: Dan Burcaw (
Date: Thu Dec 30 1999 - 00:27:12 MST


telnet is indeed included in a standard install. It is, however, disabled
in /etc/inetd.conf.

The concept behind the inetd.conf commenting is that we want to user to
decide what they need.. not just throw a bunch of services on by default.

> Forgive my stupid question here, I've honestly never had to install telnet
> before... And, while my experience with YDL so far has been good overall, I
> find it disappointing that Terrasoft chose to not include Telnetd in the
> standard distribution. Warn the user, but do not just take the facility away
> from them. I fully intend to switch to SSH once the machine is setup and
> configured, but for the initial testing and setup I NEED telnet, is it that
> hard?
> Anyhow, my understanding is that the below URL is for the client, not the
> daemon? If it is the daemon, then it is already installed, but not running?
> It is not commented out in either inetd.conf or /etc/services now, and
> further thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Wes
> on 12/29/99 9:50 PM, Ed Jaeger at wrote:
> > Weston Houghton wrote:
> >>
> >> Anyone have a PPC RPM download URL for telnetd then?
> >
> >
> > t/RPMS/telnet-0.10-27.ppc.rpm
> >


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