Removing telnet without impacting a Red Hat High Availability cluster in RHEL 6 or 7

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  • Can I remove the telnet package without impacting the cluster?
  • While trying to remove the telnet package, yum warned me that it would remove all the fence agents if I proceeded.
  • Why is telnet a dependency for fence agents?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7
  • High Availability Add-On
  • One or more fence agents installed that depend on telnet

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