Telnet is a protocol for bidirectional interactive text-oriented communication with remote hosts via virtual terminals. It is defined in [RFC 854](http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc854). Telnet provides no inherent security and so is becoming less commonly supported. On modern UNIX-like systems it ...

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Can I change my sendmail port?

I am having a problem sending mail through sendmail. I have configured sendmail and it is fine. I telnetd the localhost and it connects but when i telnet port 25 is says telnet: Unable to connect to ...
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Python script - connect to SSH and run command

What I want to have is an python script to do the following: connect to an [ input by user ] SSH host connect using the credentials [ provided by the user ] run command on the SSH host [ telnet to ...
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Configuring an SMTP server in order to activate a Blackberry device on BES without data plan

I have been trying to get Blackberry Entreprise Server 5.0 running on my Windows 2008 VM. It seems to work, I can now add users and find them into Active Directory. The next step for me would be to ...
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Exchange server 2003 not sending messages sent to internal addresses via telnet?

For a variety of reasons, I am needing to programmatically send mail through an Exchange 2003 server. I'm not able to use any built-in "SmtpClient" classes so I'm following the SMTP protocol over ...
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Telnet command missing on Windows 2008 R2 machine

I have a Windows 2008 R2 machine that is being used for development machine. When I try to use Telnet I get the error: Telnet is not recognised as an internal or external command ... I have ...
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Dovecot immediately logs off user

I'm trying to set up email on my server, and have successfully set up POP3 with gmail for my main account. When attempting to set up another user though, gmail reports ` There was a problem ...
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Connection closed by foreign host

When I telnet one port of my server, it give me an error: "Connection closed by foreign host", anyone can tell the reason ? thanks!
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Telnet disconnected on login failure

I have two servers running Linux 2.6.9 kernel. When i telnet to server1 , the telnet will be disconnected only after 3 login failures. While, when i telnet to server2, telnet will be disconnected ...
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How can I access a shared Exchange mailbox with IMAP (over telnet)?

I have an Mailbox which multiple users have access to, it works fine for me and I can add it in Outlook as an additional mailbox to my account and list all its content. I can access my personal ...
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how to protect telnet access to smtp port 25?

Please consider the following: 192-168-1-106:~ michael$ telnet <remote_server_ip> 25 Trying <remote_server_ip>... Connected to li*****.linode.com. Escape character is '^]'. 220 ...
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Connecting to a LDAPS server

I am working on a development machine and I am trying to connect to my LDAP server. This is what I do - telnet ldaps- 686 then the response is - Could not open connection to the host on ...
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how to disable telnet services in windows servers

In my windows machine telnet services are set disabled in windows machine. But when you do: telnet localhost 25 still the SMTP listens. how can i set not to listen to the service?
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Munin on localhost (telnet only displays period)

I set up munin to run as root for testing, my relevant config is as so: munin.conf: [localhost] address 127.0.0.1 use_node_name yes I tried fqnd.mysite.com (but it couldn't connect), ...
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Windows 7 system32 different contents depending on how its viewed

Using Windows 7 x64 Enterprise. When I view C:\windows\System32 through explorer I can see telnet.exe, if I open cmd from the start menu I can use telnet. If I open C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe via ...
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Different behaviour of netcat from telnet when connecting to public route server

I have observed a different behaviour between netcat and telnet when connecting to the public route server bgp-view.tvnetwork.hu and issuing the command show ip bgp. Using Telnet the output (which is ...
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Unable to telnet out on port 25 on windows server 2008

I just setup a Windows 2008 R2 server and am trying to get a basic mail server up and running so that I can send emails from my applications. I setup a virtual SMTP server in IIS6 and tried doing a ...
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Scripting (piping) commands into a telnet session

i use a cronjob to execute a filetransfer to a host and then telnet into the host and pipe some commands into it. HOST=somehost USER=postgres PASSWD=blabla ftp -n -v $HOST <<END_SCRIPT quote ...
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Verify connectivity to a server on a UDP port

I want to know if a HP-UX machine can communicate to a remote machine (which I don't have control over) on a particular port using UDP. I tried telnet, but it doesn't look like it supports UDP. I ...
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Cannot telnet my computer

A service is running in my system (redhat linux) which opens the port 9000. When i do # telnet localhost 9000 it says, Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1). Escape ...
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“-bash: telnet: command not found ” error?

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 ...
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How to change OpenSSH banner text when testing the port via telnet

I'm deploying a script that runs on various clients behind firewalls that I don't control. The script attempts an SSH client login to a remote server that I do control (the script comes pre-loaded ...
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Cannot connect to email server from a remote pc

When I try to connect to my mailserver from my home pc like this telnet whomakescoffee.com 25 I cannot connect. If I type in the same command on my server there is no problem. I have also tried ...
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Connect to Apache times out randomly

We are trying to set up an Apache server on a remote machine, but we experience strange behaviour. Checking with telnet remote.machine 80, one of these things happen randomly: Connect and serve ...
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Telnet session - can't run commands

I have 2 VMs running CentOS 5.0 and I configured telnet on both of them. I can telnet from one to another... but when I type ls or cd at the prompt I get a message like this -bash: ls: command not ...
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Restore passwd for root on a server

      I have a DVR server with linux embeded. It has some telnet functions but i don't have the password for it (the chinese manufacturer refuses to give me the ...
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script to test mail server

Ever since a windows update that took down my IIS6 mail server a few weeks back, I've been really paranoid about my mail server working. So every time I run a windows update I fire up command prompt ...
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Can't telnet localhost smtp

I'm trying to use telnet (debian lenny 5.0.2) to check behavior of a postfix installation, but I can't telnet to smtp. telnet localhost smtp telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection ...
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Reboot Zyxel router via Telnet

I've got a Zyxel P-661HW-D1, I was wondering if anyone knows how to reboot it via telnet? I can't seem to find the command... Thanks, Kieron
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remote telnet and email

This issue has been occupying my work for the last few days and I will be understating when I say its driven me up the blasted walls. Essentially, I can ping and tracert the domain jnrcs.org and the ...
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Good HTTP Monitoring tools

I look for HTTP to work with a Linux system server monitor tool every protocol. I know, and will not there be it in whom or a freeware? When, for example, I dump 80/tcp with a packet monitor to be ...
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Pasting extended ACL contents into telnet session to Cisco Router SIM

I have a telnet session to a dynamips router sim. When I try to paste the contents of an actually working ACL retrieved from 'show run' into the access list, only part of gets pasted. The session is ...
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retrieve gmail using telnet

How do I see the mails in my gmail inbox using telnet? I typed telnet pop.gmail.com 995 at the command prompt and it shows me a blank screen. No message confirming whether it is connected and after a ...
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smart client for dumb tcp socket?

I have a server that listens to simple tcp sockets. If connecting to it, it prints a prompt and I can type commands, hit enter, see (and save) results, and then have the prompt again. I'm using telnet ...
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ssh-ing to a port

Consider the following two commands: create-smtp-message | ssh -p 25 serveraccount create-smtp-message | ssh serveraccount telnet localhost 25 According to my understanding of ssh(1), they ...
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Is packet sniffing for passwords on a fully switched network really a concern?

I administer a number of linux servers that require telnet access for users. Currently the user's credentials are stored locally on each server and the passwords tend to be very weak and there is no ...
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Telnet to smtp server port 25 --> Connect failed

I want to send an email via telnet. When I typed to the command prompt telnet 'smtp_servername' 25 the following message appears Could not open connection to the host, on port 25: Connect failed ...
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Server won't respond to ping

I have a server that won't respond to pings, but I can remote desktop to it. The server has two LAN connections. Each has the same subnet mask and default gateway, but separate IP addresses. I'm ...
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Telnet into Red Hat? [closed]

How do I enable telnet for a Red Hat Linux system?
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Send login credentials and commands using shell script via telnet

I'm trying to run a couple remote commands on a box that will not give me a normal shell (it's a device with a proprietary shell). I'm also running the command from a device with a limited set of ...
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Why does anyone use ftp?

I am a newbie, so maybe I'm missing something. Why would anyone use ftp or telnet for site administration? If they use them, why would they wonder how they've been hacked? Isn't it obvious that all ...
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Telnet without passwords

Back in the days of Redhat 9 I set up networks using dumb terminals that used telnet to log in to the server. And simply by deleting the 'X' in /etc/passwd for the user, the user could log in with a ...
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Force telnet mode to character without using telnet commands

I have a remote host C accessible using telnet from host B. From the host A, I use ssh to create a port forward for access to the telnet server of the host C. I use the following command at hostA ...
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Is it possible to reset password of Switch CISCO 3500?

With telnet, is it possible to reset password of a CISCO's switch or you have to connect to the console port? Thanks for response..
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Per-user login.cmd in Vista?

I would like to know if there is a per-user version of %SystemRoot%\System32\login.cmd available? The default login.cmd file contains comments hinting towards this, but I can't find anything about it ...
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telnet port forwarding

Anyone knows if it is possible to setup port forwarding with a telnet client, like it is with SSH?
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Output text file to TCP port

How can I output a text file to a TCP port on Windows Vista using built-in software? For example, type TextFile.csv | telnet localhost 1979 This doesn't work: The process tried to write to a ...
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Is it normal for port 23 to be connected to periodically?

While working at a customer site (a LAN that includes several Windows machines, plus our server) I noticed that something was periodically attempting to connect to our server on port 23 via TCP. ...
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How to connect to other linux machine OS from windows through Telnet command

I wanted to connect to my Linux OS (specifically for Terminal prompt), through my Windows OS. I have Linux configured through a virtual machine, as well as through a separate partition. How can I ...
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how can I edit text files while on telnet service of windows 2003 japanese

I want to edit text files on logging-in windows telnet service with terminal emulator like putty notepad? of course not. I tried vim for win32 console but it is worthless. edlin? oh no. please let me ...
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Can I telnet from Linux to Windows when authentication is NTLM only?

I've got a Windows telnet server set up to accept NTLM only (password authentication mechanism is disabled). Is there any way to telnet to this server from Linux, using a "standard" telnet client ...