Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Why am I not able to telnet to a Windows server machine? Is it because the telnet server is not running there? A remote desktop connection works though.

Does a telnet server run by default on a Unix machine?

share|improve this question
9  
These days, a telnet server never runs by default. Everyone with any sense of security is using SSH. –  grawity Aug 28 '10 at 9:53

3 Answers 3

up vote 7 down vote accepted

I believe telnet it is disabled by default - if the service is not installed you can add it through the add features screen.

Probably depends what unix you mean. I would think modern systems would use ssh instead.

share|improve this answer

By default, telnet is disabled in Windows 2008. You need to enable it before you can access it.

share|improve this answer

It's disabled by default. And btw. you shouldn't use telnet anymore. Use SSH or remote Desktop.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.