How To Install Telnet On Linux Systems

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What is Telnet?

Telnet is a protocol used to remotely control a computer. Telnet uses TCP/IP to communicate with the remote computer. Telnet can be used to remotely access a computer, troubleshoot computer problems, access a command line interface, or perform other tasks.

How to install Telnet on Linux system?

Installing Telnet on a Linux system is a simple process that can be completed in a few minutes. The process of install Telnet on Linux system is outlined below.

For RPM Based systems

sudo dnf install telnet telnet-server

For Debian Based systems

sudo apt install telnet telnet-server

Verify Telnet installtion

After successfull installation , you can verify by using the rpm command or from which command

Telnet verification

Test Telnet

From the above image , we can see telnet installed succesfully, and we can test the telnet connection by connection to port 22 of localhost and it is working fine as expected.

Telnet

Conclusion

From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install telnet on Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux and Fedora

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