Enable Telnet server on Fedora core 4

Posted on 2006-05-31
Last Modified: 2013-12-06

I am using Linux Fedora core 4. Now, I want to enable Telnet service on this server.How should i do now ?

Question by:freshrain
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    Expert Comment


    First a word of caution.  Use SSH instead of Telnet if you can.

    1) Check if you have krb5-workstation and xinetd installed

    # yum list installed | grep krb5
    # yum list installed | grep xinetd

    2) If not install it (including all dependencies)

    # yum install krb5-workstation
    # yum install xinetd

    3) Enable it.  Edit the file /etc/xinetd.d/krb5-telnet.  Change the second last line from disable=yes to disable=no

    4) Start the xinetd service

    # service xinetd start

    You should have telnetd up and running.

    Author Comment


    I  do commands as folow:

    [root@SaigonBank usr]# yum list installed | grep krb5
    krb5-auth-dialog.i386                    0.2-5                  installed
    krb5-devel.i386                          1.4-3                  installed
    krb5-libs.i386                           1.4-3                  installed
    krb5-workstation.i386                    1.4-3                  installed
    pam_krb5.i386                            2.1.7-3                installed
    You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
    [root@SaigonBank usr]# yum list installed | grep xinetd
    [root@SaigonBank usr]# yum install xinetd
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: updates-released
    [root@SaigonBank usr]#

    What does it mean ?
    Should I can do next?

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    Accepted Solution

    You can grep the rpms from  I am not sure why yum could find the baseurl.  You might want to check /etc/yum.conf.  With yum it is easier because it resolve all the dependencies for you.  If you get the rpms, you might need to make sure that you install all dependencies.

    To install the rpm after downloading it, just do:

    # rpm -Uvh xinetd-2.3.13-6.i386.rpm

    After installing xinetd just continue as the first reply.

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    Assisted Solution

    Well ,

    Above 1 more step need to be done that

    you have to install telnet-server-0.17-35.i386.rpm

    and then in etc/xinetd.d/telnet

    change to
    Disable = no

    and restart  GLUG#services xineted restart

    GLUG#telnet localhost

    It must show telnet banner

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