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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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 telnet-...
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Cannot remotely telnet to Port 25

On a rackspace cloud server, I opened up Putty and it WORKS if I do "telnet localhost 25" on the VPS, the postfix process is running as well However, if I try to telnet remotely like "telnet domain....
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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 0:...
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Can't connect to SMTP server

I have trouble connecting to an SMTP server from my PC. I use Debian sid. telnet mail.example.com 25 Trying 12.23.34.45... telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection timed out While from ...
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new Catalyst 2950 switch, no console or telnet CLI access

I am connecting a brand-new Catalyst 2950 switch to my LAN. It is on with green lights, and frames successfully go in and out the ports. The switch is on the same LAN has my host PC, and pings are ...
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How can I disable sending mail through postfix smtp with out auth

I just setup a mail server with postfix 2.6.6 and dovecot. I have the auth related config in main.cf like below: smtpd_tls_cert_file=/etc/httpd/ssl/mail.crt smtpd_tls_key_file=/etc/httpd/ssl/mail....
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If I use ftp or telnet by accident, to what extent is my password unsafe?

if i use ftp or telnet by accident (usually on the bash shell), to what extend is my password visible? can my coworker see it? can my neighbor see it if i work at home (if not using wireless)? can ...
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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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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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postfix: Temporary lookup failure for FQDN

I'm using the FQDN of dur.bounceme.net which I want to resolve(?) to localhost. That is, I want mail to user@dur.bounceme.net to get delivered to user@localhost. I've tried following the Ubuntu ...
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What's the best way to telnet from a remote Windows PC without using RDP?

Three Networks: 10.1.1.0 - Mine 172.1.1.0 - My Branch Office 172.2.2.0 - My Branch Office's VOIP VLAN. My PC is on 10.1.1.0. I need to telnet into a Cisco router on 172.2.2.0. The 10.1.1.0 network ...
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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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Issue with setting up Telnet Management on Open VPN Server

When I enable telnet on openVPN (windows) using this parameter management localhost 25333, I am not able to access the clients through their virtual IPs anymore. At the same time, when I disable this ...