EdgeRouter - Enable the Telnet Service


Overview


Readers will learn how to enable the Telnet service on an EdgeRouter.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS: Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information. Device used in this article:

Enabling the Telnet Service


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Telnet is disabled by default because it is a less secure option that does not encrypt the user credentials while authenticating to the device. Whenever possible, use the default enabled SSH protocol to manage the EdgeRouter. 

GUI: Access the Graphical User Interface (GUI).

1. Navigate to the System tab in the bottom-left corner of the GUI.

2. Enable the Telnet service on the default port.

System > Telnet Server> Enable

Enabled: checked
Port: 23

The CLI equivalent of this configuration is shown next.

CLI: Access the command line interface (CLI). You can do this using the CLI button in the GUI or by using a program such as PuTTY.

1. Enter configuration mode.

configure

2. Enable the Telnet service on the default port.

set service telnet port 23

3. Commit the changes and save the configuration.

commit ; save

Related Articles


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