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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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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How to forward UDP Wake-on-Lan port to broadcast IP with IPTABLES?

I'm trying to setup Wake-on-Lan for some of the LAN computers at home and it seems that I need to open a UDP port (7 or 9 being the most common) and forward all requests to the broadcast IP, which in ...
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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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How to display ANSI Escape codes e.g. from tshark telnet trace?

How does one display/visualize a trace of a session with ANSI Escape codes embedded in it? I have a tshark trace of a telnet session to a HP switch. From that, I Follow TCP Stream and get a ...
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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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keyboard shortcut to quit 'telnet'

on Windows XP/server 2003 When telnet some remote host on a specified port, after connection established, sometimes press ctrl+] doesn't quit. Is there any command can quit instead of just close the ...
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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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Why does bash invocation differ on AIX when using telnet vs ssh

I am using an AIX 5.3 server with a .bashrc file set up to echo "Executing bashrc." When I log in to the server using ssh and run: bash -c ls I get: Executing bashrc . .. etc.... However, when ...
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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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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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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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redirecting output from telnet / nc to file in script fails when cron'd

So, I have device on my network which sits there listening on a port for a connection, and when a connection is made it dumps ascii data out. I need to capture that data to a file. I wrote a dead ...
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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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telnet source IP

I have a multihomed Windows 2003 server. Is there a way to specify the source IP address to use with the telnet client?
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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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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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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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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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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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SSH into Ubuntu Linux on a box without a static IP address

Basically, how do I do it? I'd like to connect to my home computer from work, but my internet is routed through my apartment building's network, so I don't have the static IP address I'm accustomed ...
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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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Cyrus IMAP: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

I'm working on setting up a Cyrus 2.2 IMAP server on Ubuntu Server 9.04. If I telnet from the server itself: # telnet localhost imap I get: * OK IMAP Cyrus IMAP4 v2.2.13-Debian-2.2.13-14ubuntu3 ...
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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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How do I fix “getaddrinfo: localhost Name or service not found” for telnet server?

I need to enable telnet (no i can't use ssh, and I don't want to discuss why I have to use telnet either), I have 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost in /etc/hosts. I have installed ...
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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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Enabling the telnet client for all Windows 7 PCs on a domain

The telnet client is disabled by default in Windows 7. I would like to enable the telnet client for all Windows 7 PCs in our domain. I know how to enable it manually: Start Control Panel Programs ...
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Windows server and telnet, what can you do?

On a Windows Server 2008, can you even telnet into the server? (not remote desktop, but via the command line) If yes, is there much control really? How do people automate if you can't telnet? ...
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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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“Connection failed” error when trying to telnet into SQL Server

I have an SQL Server running on a computer, and I'm trying to access it from another computer in the same local network (potentially VPN, since it's located in a datacenter). The point is that I can't ...
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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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OS X Server: SMTP Server problem

I have problem to setup my mail server. My system is a OS X 10.6.2. Server. I configured the mail server so far, but I cannot connect to the smtp server correctly. Correctly means that I can connect ...
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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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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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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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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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Override screen size in linux telnet

Here's my predicament. I'm developing a perl telnet script that uses Expect to spawn a new telnet process and feed data (non-interactively) into it. Everything works fine when I call the script from ...