Yes, you have to turn on Remote Login in Sharing preferences. What do you need Telnet for, it's kind of a dying Protocol. Also you need to give us info on what version of OS X you're running.
I'm looking to run a small BBS on one of my Mac machines. And telnetting is the way to reach another system "piggy-backed" onto one of the Mac machines. My Mac is running OS X 10.5.8. I know that's kind of old, but so are BBSs.
Plus, I need to know if there is any BBS software available for the Mac.
Edited by papabill (07/01/1501:34 AM)
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Experts in computer security, such as SANS Institute, recommend that the use of Telnet for remote logins should be discontinued under all normal circumstances, for the following reasons:
Telnet, by default, does not encrypt any data sent over the connection (including passwords), and so it is often feasible to eavesdrop on the communications and use the password later for malicious purposes; anybody who has access to a router, switch, hub or gateway located on the network between the two hosts where Telnet is being used can intercept the packets passing by and obtain login, password and whatever else is typed with a packet analyzer. Most implementations of Telnet have no authentication that would ensure communication is carried out between the two desired hosts and not intercepted in the middle. Several vulnerabilities have been discovered over the years in commonly used Telnet daemons.
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