Allowing telnet connection

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at
Sat Sep 11 23:22:55 UTC 2004

Am So, den 12.09.2004 schrieb Mike Burger um 1:13:

> /sbin/chkconfig telnet on
> to turn the service on.

That command does not turn the service on. It just creates the runlevel
links from default init script settings.

> As a precaution, once you've used the chkconfig line, above, you can:
> /sbin/service xinetd restart
> to make sure that xinetd reloads with the telnet server available.

No, it does not reload but restart, means stop and start. To enable the
telnet server through xinetd the proper command is

service xinetd reload

which reloads by sending a kill -HUP to the process.

> Mike Burger


P.S. As a warning to Barry: telnet is very insecure. I do not know what
you are testing in the field of security, but be very careful what you
are doing with the telnet daemon running.

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