zh-CN:Telnet Telnet is the traditional protocol for making remote console connections over TCP. Telnet is not secure and is mainly used to connect to legacy equipment nowadays. For a secure alternative see SSH.
Follow these instructions to configure an Arch Linux machine as a telnet server.
To use telnet only to connect to other machines, install inetutils (if not already installed):
# pacman -S inetutils
To configure a telnet server, install xinetd as well:
# pacman -S xinetd
1. To allow telnet connections in xinetd, edit
/etc/xinetd.d/telnet and change '
disable = yes' to '
disable = no'
xinetd to the
DAEMONS array of your rc.conf:
3. Reboot or restart xinetd:
# /etc/rc.d/xinetd restart
Testing the setup
Try opening a telnet connection to your server:
$ telnet localhost
Note that you can not login as root.