Technical Note: Enable Telnet Support in the Axis Camera Servers
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This article shows how to enable Telnet support in those Network Camera Servers this isn't enabled by default.
For development it might be useful to connect to the Network Camera by Telnet. Depending on what product is used, this is either enabled by default and have authentication or can be enabled by editing the /etc/inittab. If the product require editing of the /etc/inittab, there will be no authentication for the Telnet connection and no password will be required for access.
You should enable this option for experimental use only. Never leave the Telnet access enabled when having the Network Camera installed on a public site.
Open an ftp session towards the Network Camera and type the command viewed in bold below:
C:\Axis >ftp <ip address of camera>
At this stage, open the downloaded inittab file
in an editor and find the following line:
Go back to the ftp session and continue:
Axis does not take any responsibility for how these
configuration changes may affect your system. If the modification
fails or if you get other unexpected results, you may have to
restore the factory default settings as described in the User’s