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I can't use command telnet localhost, always get this error :

Connecting To localhost...Could not open connection to the host, on port 23: Connect failed

Even I have all ports allow connection in inbound and outbound rules in Windows firewall.

My OS : Windows 7

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Do you actually have a telnetd running? It's not at all normal for Windows. –  geekosaur Jul 9 '11 at 21:04
    
Hi geekosaur, do you mean enable telnet client in windows features ? If it is, yes I did. –  ITFan Jul 9 '11 at 21:12
    
You need the telnet server; you have the client. –  geekosaur Jul 9 '11 at 21:13
    
you should run netstat -aon see if the server is listening it probably isn't. listening on port 23 –  barlop Jul 9 '11 at 21:18
    
Solved ! I have to enter 192.168.1.1 instead of "localhost" –  ITFan Jul 9 '11 at 21:37
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Windows 7 does not come with a telnet server installed by default. Here is how to install it:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770501(WS.10).aspx#bkmk_installVista

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