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what is the program that perform telnet in a home PC running linux with PPP? and where to find it?
 i am using Redhat and download telnet RPM, but when compile it asks for several library and inetd, i am using PPP in home for my 486 PC and think the inetd is good for ethernet connection only, and inetd should be loaded and running when system is on, right? but i always dial PPP after system is on(now still manually), so i don't know inetd will work this way
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by:thornbush
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Do you want to use telnet at your home PC and log in to other computers....or do you want to setup so that other people can log in to your home PC via telnet?

If you want to use telnet, just write `telnet 123.456.789` at the command prompt (where 123.456.789 is the IP-number of the computer you want to connect to).

I suspect that I have missunderstood your question....or? :-)
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Diego010698 earned 50 total points
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telnet is included in any linux installation when the networking package is installed.
like thornbush said, the command is "telnet wherever.com"
inetd should work via PPP.
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by:smiley020999
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i tried 'telnet whereever.com' but it reports 'can't execute telnet' also i didn't find inetd running when system is on, by RPM i didn't find telnet installed, which is strange. i am using an "ancient" Redhat, 3.0.3
and like thorbush ask, i want both i can telnet to other machine and other people telnet to my pc.
i still don't think telnet will work without inetd running, and inetd is not found in my system. so what do you think the problem is here for telnet not working?
my PPP is working and WWW browser works alright.

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by:Diego010698
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ack, the simplest solution would be to just update your redhat installation. Version 5.0 is already out, and all your settings will be kept except that newer versions of libraries and things will be installed. This is definitely the best way to go as far as simplicity. A CD with new redhat costs about 2 dollars as well.
anyways, as long as inetd and PPP are both working properly, both telnetting in and out should work fine. So to reiterate, just get a newer version of redhat. its the easiest.

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