Howto install telnet command on Ubuntu 13.04 12.10 12.04 11.10 11.04

Howto install telnet command on Ubuntu 13.04 12.10 12.04 11.10 11.04


1. Check command telnet on Ubuntu

root@ip-10-48-234-13:~# telnet
The program ‘telnet’ can be found in the following packages:
* telnet
* heimdal-clients
* inetutils-telnet
* krb5-clients
* telnet-ssl
Try: apt-get install <selected package>

2. Install telnet command

root@ip-10-48-234-13:~# sudo apt-get install telnet
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libjpeg-turbo8 libjpeg8 ttf-dejavu-core dbconfig-common libt1-5 fontconfig-config libxpm4 libgd2-xpm libfontconfig1
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 72 not upgraded.
Need to get 72.2 kB of archives.
After this operation, 209 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 precise/main telnet amd64 0.17-36build1 [72.2 kB]
Fetched 72.2 kB in 0s (103 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package telnet.
(Reading database … 72360 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking telnet (from …/telnet_0.17-36build1_amd64.deb) …
Processing triggers for man-db …
Setting up telnet (0.17-36build1) …
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/telnet.netkit to provide /usr/bin/telnet (telnet) in auto mode.

3. Use telnet command on Ubuntu server

root@ip-10-48-234-13:~# telnet

That’s it. Thanks for using


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