I have the following line in my Solaris 10's inetd.conf & have done
"kill -HUP inetd_pid"
telnet stream tcp6 nowait root /usr/sbin/in.telnetd in.telnetd
I needed this urgently just for Swine flu contingency.
However, on this same Solaris server, when I tried
"telnet localhost" or from a PC "telnet Sun_server", it gave
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused (on Unix)
Could not open connection to the host, on port 23: Connect failed (in MSDOS)
On that Solaris 10 server,
netstat -a |grep ":23" returned nothing