telnet-ssl - telnet client with SSL encryption support

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name telnet-ssl
Package version 0.17.24+0.1
Package release 23
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 240 B
Download size 84.09 KB
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The telnet command is used for interactive communication with another host
using the TELNET protocol.
SSL telnet replaces normal telnet using SSL authentication and
encryption. It interoperates with normal telnetd in both directions.
It checks if the other side is also talking SSL, if not it falls back
to normal telnet protocol.
Advantages over normal telnet: Your passwords and the data you send
will not go in cleartext over the line. Nobody can get it with
tcpdump or similar tools. With SSLtelnet you can also connect to
https-server like Just do
'telnet -z ssl 443'


Package Version Architecture Repository
telnet-ssl_0.17.24+0.1-23_amd64.deb 0.17.24+0.1 amd64 Debian Main
telnet-ssl - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.1.3
libncurses5 >= 5.5-5~
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.0
libstdc++6 >= 4.1.1


Name Value
telnet-client -


Name Value
telnet -


Type URL
Binary Package telnet-ssl_0.17.24+0.1-23_i386.deb
Source Package netkit-telnet-ssl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install telnet-ssl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install telnet-ssl




2011-04-20 - Ian Beckwith <>
netkit-telnet-ssl (0.17.24+0.1-23) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove hardcoded dependencies on libssl0.9.8 (Closes: #622656)
Thanks to Guillem Jover for patch.
* Propitiate lintian:
+ telnet-ssl: Depends: add ${misc:Depends}.
+ Remove long-obsolete Replaces: netstd and
Conflicts: ssltelnet, suidmanager.
+ Add debian/source/format.
+ Fix syntax of lintian overrides.
+ Add lintian override for spelling of IAC DONT.
+ Tweak wording of Description.
+ Tweak debian/NEWS.
+ debian/copyright: Explicitly include license instead
of reference to common-licenses.
+ Standards-Version: 3.9.1.
2009-07-22 - Ian Beckwith <>
netkit-telnet-ssl (0.17.24+0.1-22) unstable; urgency=low
* General package tidy:
+ Use set -e in all maintainer scripts.
+ Update maintainer email.
+ Remove DM-Upload-Allowed now I have Ascended.
+ Standards-Version: 3.8.2 (no changes).
+ Override non-applicable lintian tags no-homepage-field and
+ Use dh_lintian to install overrides
+ Build-depend on debhelper version with dh_lintian.
2008-06-13 - Ian Beckwith <>
netkit-telnet-ssl (0.17.24+0.1-21) unstable; urgency=low
* Update debian/NEWS with details of openssl problems
and key rollover.
* debian/control Depends:
+ Explicitly depend on fixed openssl.
+ Remove versioned dependencies on versions of dpkg and base-files
that long predate oldstable.
+ Depend on passwd, needed for {user,group}del.
* telnetd-ssl postinst/postrm: fix update-inetd --remove regexp.
* Added stub debian/watch (upstream is dead).
* Standards-Version: 3.8.0 (no changes).
2008-03-26 - Ian Beckwith <>
netkit-telnet-ssl (0.17.24+0.1-20) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ Add DM-Upload-Allowed: yes
+ Maintainer: update my email address.
+ Standard-Version: 3.7.3 (no changes).
* */Makefile: cut out unnecessary linking.
* debian/NEWS: reformat to keep lintian happy.
* debian/telnetd.postinst: work round checkbashisms false positive.
* telnetd/telnetd.8: fix quoting.
* debian/rules: remove unneeded debhelper calls.
2007-10-04 - Ian Beckwith <>
netkit-telnet-ssl (0.17.24+0.1-19) unstable; urgency=low
* telnet-ssl: Handle SSL_ERROR_WANT_READ, triggered by SSL
rehandshaking, based on patch by Alfred Arnold.
* Fix compiler warnings when converting string constants
to 'char *'s.
2007-08-06 - Ian Beckwith <>
netkit-telnet-ssl (0.17.24+0.1-18) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ Added ${misc:Depends} to Depends.
+ Updated long description.
* debian/rules:
+ Use $(CURDIR) instead of `pwd`.
+ Only run make distclean if MCONFIG exists,
instead of ignoring return code.
* Change telnet-ssl menu section to match new menu policy.
* Bump debhelper compat level to 5.
2007-05-14 - Ian Beckwith <>
netkit-telnet-ssl (0.17.24+0.1-17) unstable; urgency=low
* Preserve telnetd arguments across all upgrades, including
ones which modify the inetd.conf entry (Closes: #421503).
* Avoid spurious updates when telnetd has arguments in inetd.conf.
2006-12-13 - Ian Beckwith <>
netkit-telnet-ssl (0.17.24+0.1-16) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix inetd dependencies, thanks to Marco d'Itri (Closes: #402583).
+ Drop dependencies on netbase and update-inetd.
+ Add dependency on openbsd-inetd | inet-superserver.
2006-12-06 - Ian Beckwith <>
netkit-telnet-ssl (0.17.24+0.1-15) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: add Depends: on update-inetd.

See Also

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