Telnet in OSX High Sierra?

Yes they decided to remove the Telnet client in High Sierra (10.13). So, what to do? I have found 3 solutions that have worked for my machines

  • Move your old telnet client from /usr/bin on a Sierra machine and to /usr/local/bin on you High Sierra machine
  • Install the ‘inetutils’ package from Macports (sudo port install inetutils) . This contains a Telnet client, among other utilities
  • Switch to the built in nc (netcat) client on High Sierra. Netcat seems to be similar to Telnet but I have only done some simple tests like connecting

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