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Re: [vox-tech] Telnetting to port 80 when you don't run telnet on the server
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Re: [vox-tech] Telnetting to port 80 when you don't run telnet on the server

jay, telnet and telnetd are different packages on debian.

it's fine to install telnet (or better yet, telnet-ssl).  there's no
security risk in running telnet if you don't type a password.

what you *don't* want to do is run telnetd on your system.  so go ahead
and do an "apt-get install telnet" or "apt-get install telnet-ssl".

just don't use it to transmit passwords (which you don't have to do from
your description below) and you'll be safe and sound.


On Tue 20 May 03, 12:26 PM, Jay Strauss <me@heyjay.com> opined:
> Hi,
> In the mod-perl (eagle) book.  They have a lot of examples of telnetting to
> port 80, doing a GET and looking at the output (like the headers and stuff).
> I run woody, I don't have telnet, like a good boy I use ssh.  Can some
> suggest a workaround, or do I have to install telnet on my server to do the
> examples
> Jay
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