How to turn on telnet on server.

Daniel Bye dan at
Tue Apr 15 12:03:55 PDT 2003

On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 11:54:31AM -0700, Dino Tose wrote:
> Hello
> I am working with a Unix Server, FreeBSD 3.4 version.
> Telnet is set on this server but has been disable how
> do I enable it? What I want to do is to get access to
> this server from home. Can you also tell about
> security having this server running at all times? how
> do I set it? so it becames secure.

If you're worried about security (as you should be), then forget telnet
altogether, and install/use ssh.  It performs a very similar function, but
encrypts all data across the connection.  Have a look at this page for more

Setup is a bit more complex, but it is well worth the effort for the peace
of mind it will give you.


Daniel Bye

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