Installing telnet in Cygwin

Searching for a Cygwin package named telnet, I was surprised to be unsuccessful. This has a simple reason: telnet is contained in a utilities package called inetutils.

Follow these steps for installation:

  1. Run your Cygwin’s setup.exe and follow the all steps up to the package selection.
  2. Here, type inetutils into the search box. An appropriate match should be located below Net.
  3. Select inetutils for installation and install it the usual way.

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2 comments

  1. As of Jul 28 2016 this information is not correct anymore, please remove this post.
    followed the steps, no success.

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