how to setup /run telnet server

Patrick Siglin poison at
Fri Mar 24 05:47:33 UTC 2006

On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 14:00:57 +0900, Craig Hagerman wrote
> Stupid question. How do I get a telnet server set up correctly on
> Ubuntu. I did apt-get install telnetd but when I try to log in from
> another computer it just says connection refused.
> Along the same vein....
> How can I tell which ports are open and which are closed?
> How can I tell what daemons are running and which are not? (ie 
> telnet) Assuming that I do want to run a telnet server, how can I 
> make it as safe as possible.
> Note - I know about the insecurities of telnet and I know someone is
> going to write back with suggestions concerning ssh. I already do run
> ssh, but I have a valid reason to need to run telnet as well. Thanks
> Craig
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I wouldn't run telnet. I would run ssh. 
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