View Full Version : need to connect to w2k Terminal Services and need telnet.

5th April 2006, 04:32 PM
I'm new to Linux so I'm sry if these questions seem dumb to ask but I need to learn somewhere. I installed Fedora C5 yesterday and have been exploring it but there are a few things I need help with. I need a terminal services client so that I can connect to my Windows 2000 server and also I'l like to know hot to grab/install telnet. At first I read telnet did not come with Fedora and then that it did but was disabled. I downloaded a copy but it said there is a newer version already installed. I tried a command or two in the root but it said nothing existed. Can anyone please let me know where to get these 2 programs or if they already come with fedora how to use? (Plx post the exact commands to use, greatly appreciate any and all help.) ALso if I need to download something I am still learning how to install apps with the .rpm and .tar so plz explain how to install. Thx again.

5th April 2006, 06:45 PM

telnet did install with FC5 but it is not running.
I have not used it due to my security concernes but since it is a service AND usually controled by xinetd you have to do something like this:

1 FC5 DOES NOT install xinetd. So from a terminal window type: yum install xinetd

This will install xinetd which is a protecting controller for various services like telnet.

Then go to this site:

It tells you how to edit the telnet file inside of /etc/xinetd so it will run.

Don't forget to start or restart xinetd after you edit the file.

ALSO see:


for more info to telnet both Win2k and linux.

Hope this helps,


7th April 2006, 03:31 PM
There is actually a very capable RDP client for Linux that can connect to MS terminal services. Its called RDESKTOP (http://www.rdesktop.org) The whole install and use of the program are easy as can be.