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, [[pacman|install].
To configure a telnet server, installas well.
To allow telnet connections in xinetd, edit
disable = yes to
disable = no and restart xinetd service.
Enable systemd xinetd service if you wish to start it at boot time.
Testing the setup
Try opening a telnet connection to your server:
$ telnet localhost
Note that you can not login as root.