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Why have Apple removed Telnet and FTP, yes they are old, yes they are insecure. For remote management you should be using SSH and for file transfers you should be using SFTP or FTPS. However what if I want to telnet to a mail server on port 25 and test email flow? What if I need to connect to a Cisco switch that does not have a K9 operating system, and only supports Telnet?
-bash: telnet: command not found
-bash: ftp: command not found
Well I can install Secure CRT, (or use the Excellent Royal TSX.) But, I’m stuck in my ways and want it back where it belongs, i.e. in my Terminal Window!
Download the Executables ‘Here‘.
Extract the files and make sure they are ‘executable’, i.e. they look like this;
If not, you can use ‘chmod +x’ to make them executable;
Copy the files to: /usr/local/bin
All working again.
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