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Hi,
  I want to enable Telnet on my Suse 9.1 box.  I know the security issues but it just for testing purposes.  I can connect using Secure Shell or Putty.  When I try to connect with Telent it displays "connection refused".
  Any help?  Thanks.  george
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by:avizit
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are you sure your telnet server is running ?
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if its not running try the following



Edit the file  /etc/xinetd.d/telnetd
changing the two lines to:
# default: on
disabled = no
then run the command
/etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart
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by:sciuriware
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You better use YAST to switch on the telnet services, be careful with editing system files on SuSE:
those get overwritten sometimes.
;JOOP!
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by:jungleGeorge
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Thanks for the quick feed back.  I will look at it in the morning.  I will award the points once the service is functional.  Thanks.  George
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by:hernst42
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Make sure the package telnet-server is installed
rpm -qa | grep telnet should list that package
in /etc/xinetd.d/telnet replace the disablesd = yes with disabled=no
restart your xinted and you should have a running telnet-server

(Just tried on my SuSE 9.1 box)
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by:jungleGeorge
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Hey,
  I can logon locally with telnet but it returns no ping or a connection to telnet.  I think the firewall is enabled and not letting it answer.  
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by:hernst42
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Could be just configure your firewall to let telnet through.
yast2->security -> firewall
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by:jungleGeorge
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I turned off the firewall.  (It is a test box behind a firewall) Telnet is now working locally, and from my other Suse box.  When I try to connect with a Windows machine I get an error that it can not open port 23.  george
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try with a different client
e.g putty http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe

sometimes windows native telnet client has problems
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That works for me.  Thanks.  I have another question that I will be posting later about how to install SSH on Suse.  I have the question answered for this topic and the points are awarded.  I decided to split the points since several comments drove me to the path of it operating successfully.  jungleGeorge.
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