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K_Tuck
Reel Rookie

Telnet - Command not found

Hello,

I created my channel and I'm trying to package it for distribution but on my macbook and on my raspberry pi terminal says "command not found: telnet" 

telnet Roku-IP-address 8080 

Please HELP. Thank you very much 

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ferdiworks
Roku Guru

Re: Telnet - Command not found

In Putty we use telnet

you connect to your Roku device!

You simply enter the roku ip address without the http or https

113.1.123.12.12 not http://123.23.1.123

port 8080

 

watch this video I made

https://c.themediacdn.com/embed/media/W3s3aS/iTtnaWjsAtP/O4JyNhsMeRe_1?preview=1

OnDemandTV
admin@ondemandtvnetworks.com
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K_Tuck
Reel Rookie

Re: Telnet - Command not found

@ferdiworks THANK YOU SO MUCH!! That definitely worked. Any Idea what this error means? Error.jpg

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ferdiworks
Roku Guru

Re: Telnet - Command not found

errors like that arrive when the data is to large or information is not present and missing!

Just run the telnet again but reboot or clear cache first!

If this post or above post fixed or solved your problem then mark as solved!

OnDemandTV
admin@ondemandtvnetworks.com
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adamesq
Streaming Star

Re: Telnet - Command not found

Mac no longer has Telnet installed. Installing Putty on the Mac involves several hoops (installing Xcode, etc).

Trying to put aside the odd instructions from Roku to use the no-longer-built-in telnet command on Mac in the instructions for converting DP channels, is there a way to SSH in or do something else to get this key?

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adamesq
Streaming Star

Re: Telnet - Command not found

Found a workaround. I think this will help fellow Mac-ppl!

Telnet is not installed on Macs anymore due to it being less secure. 

Instead, use the netcat command "nc" with the tag -v (verbose) as follows:
nc -v <Roku-IP-address> 8080

From there, you can execute the keygen command!👍🏻 

ROKU...please update Mac/Linux instructions on this page to avoid this craziness!

ferdiworks
Roku Guru

Re: Telnet - Command not found

By default, the Telnet client is not installed on macOS. 

General steps to install telnet commands in your Mac machine.

Open Terminal and start to install Homebrew on macOS.

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

Input your administrator password and authorize the installation. 

Once Homebrew is installed, can start to install the telnet client with the following command.

brew install telnet

 When installation has been completed, you can run Telnet as usual:

telnet [hostname/ipaddress] [port number]

 

OnDemandTV
admin@ondemandtvnetworks.com
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ferdiworks
Roku Guru

Re: Telnet - Command not found

Thanks for sharing!

OnDemandTV
admin@ondemandtvnetworks.com
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adamesq
Streaming Star

Re: Telnet - Command not found

Thank YOU, @ferdiworks!

Your contribution and time here is very much appreciated.

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