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How to telnet a computer in a workgroup

Discussion in 'Networking' started by gsingh2011, Dec 23, 2009.

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  1. gsingh2011

    gsingh2011 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I know telnet is not secure and ssh is a better choice but this is only for educational purposes. I want to telnet a computer in my workgroup. The telnet service is running on both computers. If I type telnet localhost in both computers it works fine and logs on to the same system. However if I type telnet ip.of.other.computer it says can not connect on port 23 or something of that sort. Firewalls on both computers are disabled. What could be the problem?
     
  2. Squashman

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    Are we to assume you are using some version of Windows on your computers?
     
  3. gsingh2011

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    Well, I was able to fix the problem in the workgroup, but then I tried connecting using an external IP when the computer was not connected to the workgroup. So I used the same command only with my external IP. I am connecting to a windows xp computer. I have tried connecting from windows xp, vista, 7, and linux (ubuntu). None can connect when I use the external IP.
     
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    If you have a router have you forwarded the needed port(s)?
     
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    Seriously! You want to telnet to a computer over the Internet?
     
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