telnetd won't run

Stefano Cavallari stefano at
Thu Nov 15 11:56:12 UTC 2007

On Thursday 15 November 2007 12:23:42 vladak at wrote:
> In /usr/sbin there is telnetd. In startup file I pun /usr/sbin/telned but
> after star I couldn't find it on ps list. Also tried to start inetd on
> start, and put in /etc/inetd.conf: telnet  stream  tcp     nowait  NOLUID
> /usr/sbin/telnetd    telnetd
> In both cases if trie to connect through telnet there is a message:
> Escape character is '^]'.
> Connection closed by foreign host.
> What should I do to start telnetd and receive connections on my machine?
what version of Fedora are you running?
in Fedora 7  there is the "telnet-server" package.
To enable it just edit /etc/xinetd.d/telnet
and set "disable" to "no"
You can delete the line you added to inetd.conf.
I don't know in Fedora 8, but I think it's the same.
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