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Old 06-05-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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enable remote telnet


I have done this befor but i cannot find it in my notes. I am using mandrake 8 on a newly loaded install. I need to enable remote access to telnet but i cannot remember which config file to edit to do this. Which file would i need to edit?


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Old 06-05-2003, 12:27 PM   #2
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Telnet is insecure, better use ssh.
To enable it, run service sshd start
 
Old 06-11-2003, 10:13 AM   #3
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First of all, I just had to install the telnet server .rpm to get it working.

What exactly is ssh? does it accomplish the same thing as telnet? Does it do more?
 
Old 06-11-2003, 10:15 AM   #4
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ssh does a lot more, but more importantly it does the corse stuf MUCH MUCH more securely and nicer.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 10:17 AM   #5
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do you need a special client to connect to a machine by ssh?
 
Old 06-11-2003, 10:18 AM   #6
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not a "special" client, just an ssh client, just like you need a telnet client to connect to a telnet server...

openssh.com
 
Old 06-11-2003, 02:34 PM   #7
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As others have suggested, U can use "ssh"..

IF U still HAVE to use "telnet", then edit the "telnet" file located in
/etc/xinetd.d/telnet

Make "disable=no" in that file.

Restart the telnet service by
$ service telnet restart

After that try telnetting from another m/c to check whether it is working...


Remeber that telnet is insecure b'coz it sends the password in clear text....

Good luck.
 
  


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