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?

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    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

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.


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


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

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