how to setup /run telnet server

Michael R Head burner at
Fri Mar 24 14:22:23 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 14:00 +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.

You can either reboot or do 'sudo /etc/init.d/inetd restart'.

If that doesn't work, double check /etc/inetd.conf and make sure there's
a listing for telnet. 

That's the place to start looking, since telnetd is launched by inetd.


> 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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