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 instead of "localhost" – ITFan Jul 9 '11 at 21:37

Windows 7 does not come with a telnet server installed by default. Here is how to install it:


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