How to get telnet working on CentOS/RHEL and MacOS?
telnet is not available by default on a higher version of CentOS/RHEL and MacOS. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get it installed.
When you run telnet, you will notice the following error.
[[email protected] ~]# telnet -bash: telnet: command not found [[email protected] ~]#
To fix this, you need to install
telnet and it’s easy.
Installing telnet on CentOS/RHEL
- Log in to the server as
- Run the below command to install
yum -y install telnet
It’ll will download the package and install and show you the complete confirmation as below.
Downloading packages: telnet-0.17-64.el7.x86_64.rpm | 64 kB 00:00:00 Running transaction check Running transaction test Transaction test succeeded Running transaction Installing : 1:telnet-0.17-64.el7.x86_64 1/1 Verifying : 1:telnet-0.17-64.el7.x86_64 1/1 Installed: telnet.x86_64 1:0.17-64.el7 Complete!
Now, you can run
[[email protected] ~]# telnet telnet>
Installing telnet on MacOS
To install telnet on MacOS, you need to have/install Homebrew.
- Launch terminal and run the below command to install Homebrew (skip if you already have)
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
- It will take a few seconds and once done; you will see the success message.
Cloning into '/usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-core'... remote: Enumerating objects: 4947, done. remote: Counting objects: 100% (4947/4947), done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (4748/4748), done. remote: Total 4947 (delta 49), reused 337 (delta 7), pack-reused 0 Receiving objects: 100% (4947/4947), 3.99 MiB | 3.17 MiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (49/49), done. Tapped 2 commands and 4731 formulae (4,989 files, 12.4MB). Already up-to-date. ==> Installation successful!
Great, its time to install telnet using
brew install telnet
- It will download and install the necessary package. Once done, rerun the telnet.
Chandans-iMac:~ chandan$ telnet telnet>
It was easy. Isn’t it?
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