Lads, there is nothing wrong with using telnet at all, in fact, as mentioned
above, it is an excellent way of testing port connectivity.
e.g.: telnet servername portnumber
very very useful. I frequently use this for testing services etc, easier and
faster than anything else I can think of.
I would always use ssh to connect to any device, there really is no need to
use anything else in this day and age.
In this example, they are using kerberos, which is way more secure than bog
So I think everyone agrees, ssh = good, telnet = bad, except for testing
Certainly better than nmap for quick tests... probably more reliable as well
-- coz you get to challenge the ports!
And guess what, just like vi, it is pre-installed on everything, even on
This is why both vi and telnet rule, & emacs sucks.... flame bait... go get
On Jan 8, 2008 5:31 PM, Walter Faleiro <curtorkar at gmail.com> wrote:
> I reinstalled the operating system on a VM just to test, and telnet works
> fine. The issue seems to be with krb5-libs as I can see two instances of
> package, and rpm cannot uninstall either, citing the two instances.
> And yes, we use telnet for all but connecting using username/password.
>> On Jan 8, 2008 4:19 AM, Robert Sweetnam <linux at sweetnam.eu> wrote:
>> > FRLinux wrote:
> > >
> > > Not that I like to contradict people but telnet often can be used as a
> > > way to poke with network ports and just make sure a specific service
> > > works on a remote server :)
> > >
> > > Steph
> > >
> > Ah Indeed, I use it myself, especially for testing SMTP but from his
> > original post I thought the error was from the telnet daemon itself not
> > the client. That it was an error he was getting on authentication.
> > Cheers
> > Robert
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