I'm trying to run telnet:localhost:2017 from a firefox webpage in ubuntu 10.10. I have created the necessary file association within firefox to launch telnet, but I think I need to give apache the permissions to run that file.
The web server does not care what the browser does with regards to handling URIs, since the web server is not involved in the handling, only with responding to HTTP or HTTPS requests. Your problem lies elsewhere.
Do you have any ideas where I need to look? I've actually gone a little crazy trying to figure this one out, even putting the www-data in the sudoers ALL (ALL) ALL setting.
I can type telnet from the terminal prompt and it works so I think I have that installed correctly....