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Date:      Sat, 18 Mar 2006 17:40:18 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <>
To:        Frank <>
Cc:        freebsd mailing list <>
Subject:   Re: Can't telnet to freebsd box
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000201c64a84$102904e0$f042e9dc@kingscourt>
References:  <000201c64a84$102904e0$f042e9dc@kingscourt>

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On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, Frank wrote:

> I have installed freebsd 6 on the pc and connect to the LAN. from 
> freebsd box, I can ping other pcs on the LAN and other PCs(Windows XP) 
> can ping freebsd box as well. But I can't telnet to freebsd from other 
> PCs (Windows XP). Also I have tried telnet from freebsd box to itself 
> and also couldn't make connection. Anyone know what problem could be?

Because telnetd has some serious security concerns, FreeBSD has it 
disabled by default.

Use ssh instead by putting sshd_enable="YES" in your /etc/rc.conf and 
downloading PuTTY for your Windows systems:

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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