I'm trying to telnet to a port on an Ubuntu server from a Windows 7x64 machine. When I use Putty it gives me a "Connection closed by remote host" error. When I use the windows telnet client from the command prompt, I get a blank screen with a blinking cursor and no error. When I type anything and press ENTER the telnet client exits.
What is most likely:
- Putty is lying and I actually can connect to the port
- The command line client is just not good at giving feedback when it can't connect
EDIT: When I telnet to the port 22 (SSH) the remote host sends a message "SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5...." - I guess if the other port I'm attempting to reach were open it would say something? I'd love someone to confirm.