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can't telnet to linux box by garwain
Posted: 1 May 02

If you try to telnet to your server and get the error message:
Could not open a connection to host: Connect failed

the most likely problem is that the telnet server is not running. This FAQ will tell you how to start the in.telnetd daemon under xinetd.

log in as root and go into the /etc/xinetd.d folder and modify the file telnet

change the line
disabled = yes
to
disable = no

then run the command
/etc/init.d/xinetd restart

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