Installing Telnet

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How do I check to make sure Telnet is installed, and if not installed, how do I go about installing it?
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Top Expert 2005

It depends on which Linux your are running. For RedHat or Mandrake you could do 'rpm -qa | grep telnet'. If both the client and server packages were installed you'd see something like:

wilowisp> rpm -qa | grep telnet

If you needed to install the telnet-server package you'd do so by adding it from your distribution CD's (e.g., 'rpm -i /path-to/telnet-server-???.rpm'). Then to make the telnet service availble an adjustment to /etc/xinetd.d/telnet is necessary. And you may need to open the telnet port if you have a local firewall running.
debian :

dpkg -l|grep telnet

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