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I have the following services running:

sshd            0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
syslog          0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
tcsd            0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
vsftpd          0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
xinetd          0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off

xinetd based services:
        chargen-dgram:  off
        chargen-stream: off
        daytime-dgram:  off
        daytime-stream: off
        discard-dgram:  off
        discard-stream: off
        echo-dgram:     off
        echo-stream:    off
        tcpmux-server:  off
        telnet:         on
        time-dgram:     off
        time-stream:    off

why i still got "-bash: telnet: command not found " error?

Thanks

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telnet is actually a client utility not a service, which is why it doesn't appear in the services list. –  vmfarms Aug 27 '10 at 0:30

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The RHEL/CentOS 5.4 telnet client is installed at /usr/kerberos/bin/telnet. Your $PATH variable thus needs /usr/kerberos/bin listed. (Preferably before /usr/bin) If for some reason you don't have that file installed, it's part of the package krb5-workstation. Installing that package manually or via YUM should give you what you need.

You can check quick with which telnet to see if it's found anywhere in your path. echo $PATH to see what directories are being checked, and rpm -q krb5-workstation to see if you have the package installed.


--Christopher Karel

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thanks, i installed krb5-workstation package, it works now! –  Wei Aug 27 '10 at 0:33
    
How about RHEL 6? I have same issue on RHEL 6 and there is no such package (krb5-workstation) nor is such a folder as /usr/kerberos/bin –  Mohsen May 15 '12 at 11:34

Do you have a telnet client installed? Sounds like you only have the daemon installed currently... either that or your environment is setup wrong. Ie, the command telnet does not appear anywhere defined in $PATH

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thanks, what else i need to install? –  Wei Aug 27 '10 at 0:15
    
i am on centos 5.4 –  Wei Aug 27 '10 at 0:15
    
yum install telnet or if your path is incorrect just run /usr/bin/telnet –  Keiran Holloway Aug 27 '10 at 22:06

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