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Old 05-10-2004, 01:05 AM   #1
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telnet server


hi everyone!!!

how can i configure a telnet server in red hat 9???

thank you
 
Old 05-10-2004, 03:39 AM   #2
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telnet ? for what?
use ssh
telnet isnt secure.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 07:46 AM   #3
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What if you want to connect remotely from a Windows machine for example? Windows uses Telnet. Can't you use telnet and then ssh after your connected? Would that still be unsecure?

Sorry to bump into your post chankunchan.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 08:51 AM   #4
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look in /etc/xinetd.d

you'll find a file called telnet.

open it up using vi or something and change the disable yes to no and save changes.

i think you'll need to restart the telnet server which can be done in /etc/init.d

and issuing a restart from there.

i use it only on my LAN. no external access

G
 
Old 05-10-2004, 11:23 AM   #5
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No one should be turning on telnetd, even if it's only supposed to be used for the LAN. Use SSH instead. The argument about Windows is a horrible one. Because Windows does not include secure remote access tools, everything else should be dragged down to it's level of insecurity? PuTTY is a free, tiny, and very functional SSH client for Windows. I've never had any trouble installing it on Windows and it's the first thing I load on any Windows box I need to work on.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 07:48 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by chort
No one should be turning on telnetd, even if it's only supposed to be used for the LAN. Use SSH instead. The argument about Windows is a horrible one. Because Windows does not include secure remote access tools, everything else should be dragged down to it's level of insecurity? PuTTY is a free, tiny, and very functional SSH client for Windows. I've never had any trouble installing it on Windows and it's the first thing I load on any Windows box I need to work on.
I concur
 
  


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