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    Question unable to telnet on a LAN.

    i am using openSUSE 11.1 on my laptop and it is connected to other computers via LAN. one of the computers is running the same linux distro as mine ,the other s are running windows xp.i am unable to telnet from my computer to ger connected with other computers.
    Especially with the computer running linux ,though i know the name of the computer i am unable to find the ip address and then connect to it.
    should i disable the firewall on my computer or on the other computers or both (if that is the problem)
    kindly help me

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    Linux Guru gogalthorp's Avatar
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    Have you enabled the telnet server on the target machine?

    Unlike Windows most services must be turned on to use them, though I think in windows telnet is defaulted to off also.

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    SSH is more secure. But also, once you start telnet or ssh you will probably want to allow access to the ip's or domains that will be connecting in /etc/hosts

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    you'll have to also open the port in suse firewall

    Yast --> Security and Users --> Suse Firewall

    telnet you may have to manually add the port.

  6. #5
    Check the /etc/hosts.allow and including the line

    in.telnetd: ALL ...

    You must also install the telnet package and enable it in xinetd. Using Yast to to this.

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