Telnet missing

During my reinstalling of my mail server due to an unfortunate incident described in another thread I needed to use telnet in order to test the setup.

However, when I log in as root I get “command not found” when trying to use telnet.

How do I enable telnet? Or what do I need to install in order to get telnet?

Problem solved.

let me guess: ‘telenet’ doesn’t work, but ‘telnet’ does??

(been there, done that!) i fixed that forever in
/etc/bash.bashrc.local with:

alias telenet=‘telnet’

:wink:


brassy

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Bah… good riddance. If you really need something that can do telnet’s
job (plus a lot more) use netcat as I believe it also comes w/OpenSUSE by
default. It even has a behave-badly-like-telnet mode should you really
need it. In the meantime it does a MUCH better job of checking if an
application (meaning a TCP-based application) is working (meaning
listening) and is accessible:

netcat -zv ipAddressOfServer portNumHere

Good luck.

brassy wrote:
> let me guess: ‘telenet’ doesn’t work, but ‘telnet’ does??
>
> (been there, done that!) i fixed that forever in
> /etc/bash.bashrc.local with:
>
> alias telenet=‘telnet’
>
> :wink:
>
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