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How To Uninstall telnetd on yakkety

To uninstall telnetd just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just telnetd

basic telnet server Ubuntu 16.10 universe/net 0.17-40

sudo apt-get remove telnetd

Which will remove just the telnetd package itself.

Uninstall telnetd and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove telnetd

This will remove the telnetd package and any other dependant packages which are no longer needed.

Purging your config/data too

If you also want to delete your local/config files for telnetd then this will work.

  Caution!   Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.
sudo apt-get purge telnetd  

Or similarly, like this telnetd

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove telnetd  

Package Data

Package telnetd
Version 0.17-40
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers
Description basic telnet server
Distro ubuntu
Release yakkety
Repo universe
Section universe/net