accessing my linux box via telnet

Kristoffer Gustafsson kg84 at
Thu May 3 14:33:31 UTC 2007


The problem is that putty isn't possible to use with jaws.

Or is it?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Willem van der Walt" <wvdwalt at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: accessing my linux box via telnet

> Hi,
> 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
> business.
> 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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