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HOW TO: Turn On the Interix Telnet Daemon
Article ID: 324077 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q324077
The Interix subsystem provides a fully POSIX compliant environment that runs as a native subsystem in the Windows kernel. It includes more than 350 UNIX utilities, and includes an inetd daemon to handle a variety of network protocols, including the Telnet protocol. Services for UNIX also includes a Win32-based telnet service. By default, the Win32-based telnet service is turned on, and the Interix one is turned off.
The Win32 telnet service uses a default shell of Cmd.exe, while the Interix telnet daemon uses user's default shell, either /bin/ksh or /bin/csh. Because only a single telnet server can listen on port 23, the telnet port, if you want to run the Interix telnetd, you must first turn off the Win32 based telnet server, and then turn on and start the Interix one.
To turn off the Windows Telnet service:
NOTE: You must only edit the Inetd.conf file by using a pure ASCII text editor. Interix includes the vi editor which is a pure ASCII editor.
To turn on the Interix telnet daemon:
For additional information about how to complete maintenance tasks after a UNIX to Windows migration, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324539/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Perform Maintenance and Ancillary Tasks after a UNIX to Windows Migration
Article ID: 324077 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 2.1