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Hello People! Can anybody help, how can I use telnet on my new Debian machine. My plan is to telnet from windows xp to debian (newest). is it easy to ...
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    Hello People!


    Can anybody help, how can I use telnet on my new Debian machine. My plan is to telnet from windows xp to debian (newest).


    is it easy to install remote control ?


    Please help.



    best regards

    ais

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    You can enable telnet but it's not a great idea. Telnet is completely unencrypted and a massive security hole. Remote work is generally done using ssh which is built into most Unix-like systems. It is similar to telnet but much more secure. If you want to connect from Windows you can use a free application called putty, it is a tiny download in the region of 60k if I recall correctly.

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    Thanks for your quick respons.



    Now I have installed putty. Bu I cant connect with SSH. What should I do?

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    Do you have a firewall running on the Debian box? Alternatively if you are behind a router you may need to forward the appropriate port to the Debian box.

    What is the exact error you get when you try to connect?

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    Have you started the ssh daemon?

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