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Old 01-21-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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how to install/configure TELNET (plz don't advice abt SSH)


hi friends,

how to configure TELNET daemon for fedora core 5? I wanna connect to this from my other Linux box (fedora core 2).

Will I be able to login as root using TELNET from my Linux Client (fedora core 2) to the Server (box with core 5) ?

best regards,
praveen darshanam
 
Old 01-21-2009, 11:08 AM   #2
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A link from a quick Google search:

-> http://docs.hp.com/en/32650-90906/ch03s03.html

The reason Telnet is being phased out in favor of SSH, is simply for security (in example, stopping man-in-the-middle attacks, or generic spying, by encrypting your data streams and tunnels).

My thinking is that you just have to do the few steps described in the above link, and just make sure the permissions for that user are strapped down. Telnet was just a service built on NCP (later moved to TCP/IP) to allow remote login sessions.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 12:19 PM   #3
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hi friends,

how to configure TELNET daemon for fedora core 5? I wanna connect to this from my other Linux box (fedora core 2).

Will I be able to login as root using TELNET from my Linux Client (fedora core 2) to the Server (box with core 5) ?

best regards,
praveen darshanam
FC5 and FC2 are ancient. The latest is FC10....I'd definitely upgrade, due to a slew of security-related fixes that have gone in between then and now in general.

You can try to download and install the telnet package, but I'm not even sure the latest version is available for FC5 or 2. Allowing root to log in remotely is an ENORMOUS security risk, especially over telnet. Anyone on the network can VERY easily grab your root password.

There's lots of reasons people use SSH over telnet....
 
Old 01-21-2009, 12:37 PM   #4
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Will I be able to login as root using TELNET
You can"t make a OS fool proof
 
Old 01-21-2009, 12:55 PM   #5
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You can"t make a OS fool proof
Very true...as is evidenced by the large number of fools I have to deal with here at work.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 01:00 PM   #6
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hi friends,

how to configure TELNET daemon for fedora core 5? I wanna connect to this from my other Linux box (fedora core 2).

Will I be able to login as root using TELNET from my Linux Client (fedora core 2) to the Server (box with core 5) ?

best regards,
praveen darshanam
Code:
# chkconfig telnet on
This is what I do on our Red Hat servers. I'm not sure if it will work on Fedora Core 2/5.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 02:15 PM   #7
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Just checked my exiting FC5 system, and I can't see any trace of telnet in chkconfig. There is, however, a /usr/kerberos/sbin/telnetd and a man page:

man telnetd

--- rod.

PS. I won't nag you about why SSH is better (for all of us) if you tell me why you think telnet is a better alternative.

Last edited by theNbomr; 01-21-2009 at 02:17 PM.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 05:53 AM   #8
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dude...i am not fool to use FC2/5.
It is my requirement.....!

Anyways...thanx alot for the guidance.......i am done with telnet installation.
 
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dude...i am not fool to use FC2/5.
It is my requirement.....!

Anyways...thanx alot for the guidance.......i am done with telnet installation.
Uhhh...I didn't call you one, I said the "fools I have to deal with here at work". As far as I know, you don't work with me.

However, there is a large amount of irony associated with your comment.
 
  


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