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PROTOR Redhat : Installing TELNET server on Redhat

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By default the RedHat 7.2 installation will not allow a remote user to connect to the system using TELNET for security reasons. It is probably safest to leave the system like this and use an encrypted connect facility such as SSH. However if you do wish to allow TELNET access then you need to do the following.

Install the telnet-server RPM from the RedHat installation disk #1 either using a suitable package manager to use the following command line:

rpm --install --replacefiles --nodeps
/mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/telnet-server-*.i386.rpm

This installation creates a file telnet in the directory /etc/xinetd.d . Edit this file and change the line

disable = yes

to

disable = no

Restart xinetd by the command

xinetd restart
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Don Davies

Don Davies graduated from Southampton’s Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) in 1979. Don specialises in the capture and analysis of vibration data from rotating machines such as power station turbine generators. He developed and is the Product Manager for PROTOR. Don is a member of the British Computer Society.

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