Can I remove telnet without impacting a Red Hat High Availability cluster?

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Issue

  • The fence-agents-all package (or fence-agents on RHEL 6) installed telnet as a dependency. Can I remove it without impacting the cluster?
  • I tried to remove the telnet package, but yum warned me that it would remove all the fence agents if I proceeded.
  • Why is telnet a dependency for fence agents?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 or 8 (with the High Availability Add-on)

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