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How to run telnet command on veritas netbackup appliance

Hi, just to find out Main.Menu> How to run telnet command on veritas netbackup appliance  after going to Main.Menu> Support > Maintenance> Elevate?

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Re: How to run telnet command on veritas netbackup appliance

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Re: How to run telnet command on veritas netbackup appliance

I am using Appliance version 5240, can I run telnet command from this appliance version?

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Re: How to run telnet command on veritas netbackup appliance

Your appliance "model" might be 5240.  As for your appliance "version", you will have to check.

As previously highlighted, within later / recent "versions" of appliance, "telnet" has been removed.  It's simply not there, so the answer in your case is probaby:  "No, you cannot use telnet."

I have to ask... what kind of site are you working at anyway where they would even consider allowing the use of telnet?

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Re: How to run telnet command on veritas netbackup appliance

@LEE6 

rather use bptestbpcd. It will request a connection to the client as well as connect-back.
Much better than telnet. 

Bes sure to use -verbose -debug options and ensure that bpcd log folder exists on the client. 

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Re: How to run telnet command on veritas netbackup appliance

Assuming that you're willing to check the remote port accessibility. Use curl;

curl -v telnet://remote_host_IP:tcp_port

curl -v telnet://172.16.6.51:1556

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Re: How to run telnet command on veritas netbackup appliance

Telnet is disabled in a lot of environments, but if you're just wanting to test remote port connectivity, you can use netcat

nc -zv <client name> <port number> will show you if a port is open or not when telnet is disabled.

For Windows, use the Test-NetConnection PowerShell cmdlet.