accessing my linux box via telnet

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at
Thu May 3 14:29:24 UTC 2007

You should perhaps use ssh in place of telnet.
>From another unix type mnachine you would do:
ssh root at yourbox
where yourbox can be its name or ip address,
and it should ask you for the root password on your box and you are in 
For windows there is an ssh client program called putty.
I had some problems using telnet on more modern linux machines related to 
the utf8 character set.
Telnet is also not secure.
Depending on your distro, getting a telnet server running would differ.
If you cannot use ssh due to some reason, you sould need to start a telnet 
server on the box you want to access and then sign on as a normal user.  
By default you would not be able to telnet in as root.
Regards, Willem

On Thu, 3 May 2007, Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:

> Hello!
> I need to access my linux box using telnet to be able to reach it when I'm not next to it, how do I do?
> /Kristoffer

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