Install Telnet on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Posted: May 23, 2011 in Redhat

SSH is strongly recommended but just in case if you need Telnet server…

In order to turn Telnet on make sure that you have install the telnet-server and telnet RPMs:

yum install telnet-server telnet


you can mount the RHEL DVD and copy Telnet RPM and run the following. ( /mnt/Server/telnet-server-0.17-39.el5.i386.rpm )
rpm - Uvh telnet-server-0.17-39.el5.i386.rpm

Open /etc/xinetd.d/telnet

vi /etc/xinetd.d/telnet

Make sure that disable = yes is changed to read disable = no.

disable = no

Type following to enable and start service on port 23:

chkconfig telnet on
chkconfig xinetd on
service xinetd restart



Again, I recommend that you use SSH to connect to a system instead of Telnet for security purposes.

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