It is true for the most part about telnet. You should not be having this problem. Never know, you could have forgetten where you put it. Or even if it seemed to install correctly, it didn't didn't. There are several made telnets out there, java, perl, c++... Go search em out and d/l a new one. I got a Java telenet, which worked fine, for my uh uses.
"The ghost... Was never there and you'll never see me"