On my local machine some network application is launched on port 3333 and I want to check that it "accepts connections". In this case in Windows I just type
telnet to launch telnet client, and then
o localhost 3333 to test if I can connect.
How can I do the same in
RHEL 7? Should I also use
telnet or probably there is another tool? This article suggest to execute
yum install xinetd telnet telnet-server but I'm afraid if this will open any ports? I don't want to install any "server" functionality, only "client" telnet application. And definitely I do not want telnet to open any ports.