Utelnetd

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utelnetd is a small and efficient stand alone Telnet server daemon. Telnet can be useful for several applications, such as a backup when updating SSH, and configuring industrial grade routers via console cables.

Note
Telnet sends data including passwords in plain text.

Installation

Emerge

Install net-misc/utelnetd:

root #emerge --ask utelnetd

Configuration

Service

To automatically start utelnetd at boot:

root #rc-update add utelnetd default

To start it immediately:

root #rc-service start

Testing

user $telnet localhost