Install Telnet on Centos or Redhat RHEL

How to Install Telnet on Centos or Redhat RHEL


1. Test if we can use telnet command or not

[root@localhost ~]# telnet localhost
-bash: telnet: command not found
[root@localhost ~]#

2. Telnet Installation

[root@localhost ~]# yum install telnet
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base:
* epel:
* extras:
* updates:
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
–> Running transaction check
—> Package telnet.x86_64 1:0.17-47.el6_3.1 will be installed
–> Finished Dependency ResolutionDependencies Resolved=================================================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
telnet x86_64 1:0.17-47.el6_3.1 updates 58 kTransaction Summary
Install 1 Package(s)Total download size: 58 k
Installed size: 109 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
telnet-0.17-47.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm | 58 kB 00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
Installing : 1:telnet-0.17-47.el6_3.1.x86_64 1/1
Verifying : 1:telnet-0.17-47.el6_3.1.x86_64 1/1Installed:
telnet.x86_64 1:0.17-47.el6_3.1Complete!
[root@localhost ~]#


3. Check the command

[root@localhost ~]# telnet localhost

That’s all. Thanks for using

One comment to Install Telnet on Centos or Redhat RHEL

  • Forrest C. Shields II  says:

    Am I not reading this right? In step 3 (above) you check for the existence of the telnet command. But the system can still not find it, even after you installed it? So the installation failed.

    I must be missing something.

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