Can't telnet to freebsd box
cswiger at mac.com
Sat Mar 18 12:13:44 UTC 2006
> I have installed freebsd 6 on the pc and connect to the LAN. from freebsd
> I can ping other pcs on the LAN and other PCs(Windows XP) can ping freebsd box
> as well. But I can't telnet to freebsd from other PCs (Windows XP). Also I have
> tried telnet from freebsd box to itself and also couldn't make connection.
> Anyone know what problem could be?
Sure, FreeBSD doesn't enable telnet by default, although you could turn it on by
changing /etc/inetd.conf and restarting or HUP'ing inetd. However, a better
solution to the problem of remote logins involves SSH.
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