I am unable to do telnet on port 8000 while default telnet on port 23 works fine.

What configuration is required?

# telnet localhost 8000
telnet: connect to address Connection refused.

# telnet localhost
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
  • Is there a reason you need to use telnet? SSH is encrypted, and the preferred method. – Jakub Dec 29 '11 at 22:18
  • I was just testing node.js connection event on telnet... – P K Dec 29 '11 at 23:25

It is possible that nothing is listening on the port 8000.
Try netstat -apn | grep 8000 to verify is anything listening.

  • yes i didn't get any output. – P K Dec 29 '11 at 21:27
  • how to allow telnet on port other than 23? – P K Dec 29 '11 at 21:27
  • To which program are you trying to telnet? That program should be set to use port 8000 – bbaja42 Dec 29 '11 at 21:29
  • i am doing from the same machine 'localhost', i have a node.js program that is configured to listen on port 8000. do you mean i have to enable listening before telnet ? – P K Dec 29 '11 at 21:31
  • It seems that node.js is not correctly configured to use port 8000. – bbaja42 Dec 29 '11 at 21:32

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