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      Latest reply: Nov 20, 2017 7:40 PM by syakir RSS
      amptec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hi folks,

         

         

        I looked at the solution proposed by @John Daniel - https://forums.developer.apple.com/message/235897#235897, and found that the inetutils gnu package contains many client and server applications. I have even noticed that many are already installed in the High Sierra. As I ldn't like to overwrite applications that are already come in OS X, I selected what to install, in my case, ftp and telnet clients. Here is a step-by-step guide:

         

         

        1 - It is required that you have XCODE installed and configured to be able to compile the packages. Access the terminal / shell

         

         

        2 - Download the latest version of the inetutils package, in my case inetutils-1.9.4, at:

         

         

        http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/inetutils/

         

         

        3 - Unpack with:

         

         

          tar xvjf inetutils-1.9.4.tar.gz

         

         

        4 - Enter the inetutils-1.9.4 folder with:

         

         

          cd inetutils-1.9.4

        5 - Configure the package with the following:

         

         

        ./configure --disable-servers --disable-dnsdomainname --disable-hostname --disable-ping --disable-ping6 --disable-rcp --disable-rexec --disable-rlogin --disable-rsh --disable-logger --disable-talk --disable-tftp --disable-whois --disable-ifconfig --disable-traceroute

         

         

        6 - To compile execute:

         

         

        make

         

         

        7 - For the installation I ddin't use make install, I preferred to copy only the necessary files to /usr/local/bin/ , as below:

         

         

        sudo cp telnet/telnet /usr/local/bin/

        sudo cp ftp/ftp /usr/local/bin/

         

         

        8 - Now just test and use and be happy.

        • Re: Mac OS X High Sierra telnet / ftp solution
          OtavioMendonca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

          Thanks amptec!!

           

          Worked fine and it was easy to setup.

           

          Regards,

           

          Otavio

          • Re: Mac OS X High Sierra telnet / ftp solution
            syakir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

            I always install ports with all my Macs. Installing inetutils via ports is a breeze.

             

            # sudo port install inetutils
            --->  Computing dependencies for inetutils
            --->  Fetching archive for inetutils
            --->  Attempting to fetch inetutils-1.9.4_3.darwin_17.x86_64.tbz2 from http://jog.id.packages.macports.org/macports/packages/inetutils
            --->  Attempting to fetch inetutils-1.9.4_3.darwin_17.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from http://jog.id.packages.macports.org/macports/packages/inetutils
            --->  Installing inetutils @1.9.4_3
            --->  Activating inetutils @1.9.4_3
            --->  Cleaning inetutils
            --->  Updating database of binaries
            --->  Scanning binaries for linking errors
            --->  No broken files found.
            # telnet
            telnet> ^C
            
            

             

            To install ports, you may follow this link

            https://guide.macports.org/chunked/installing.macports.html