- Telnet is a network protocol that allows remote login over a network. It supports cross-platform, that is a client sitting on a windows machine can access a telnet server configured on a Linux machine.
- It runs on port number 23.
- In telnet data is transmitted in clear text over a network, that is it can be viewed by a third party over the network, however, we can configure telnet to encrypt data before transmitting.
yum install telnet-server
If telnet-server package is available in local filesystem then we can install it directly from local system using rpm command.
$cd PATH_OF_DIRECTORY_CONTAINING_TELNET_SERVER_PACKAGE $rpm -ivh telnet-server
- Configuration file for telnet is
Telnet service is disabled by default in its configuration file. We have to manually enable it by changing
That is, change
disable = yes
disable = no