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Old 11-14-2003, 09:13 AM   #1
naveentpr
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Remotely Manage Using Telnet


HOW TO FIND OUT THAT TELNET SERVER SERVICE IS RUNNING OR NOT?

IF NOT HOW TO START THAT SERVICE? AND CAN I LOGIN AS ROOT USING

TELNET FROM A WINDOWS BASED PC TO ACCESS A LINUX MACHINE??


THANKS A LOT

NAVEEN
 
Old 11-14-2003, 09:25 AM   #2
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FIRST OF ALL: DO NOT SHOUT :-)

you don't tell us anything about your system, distro, etc. , so i have to guess a bit

telnet usually is started from inetd (man inetd) or xinetd (man xinetd)

all operations must be doen as "root" user

example for inetd users:
look at /etc/inetd.conf and find a line with telnet as first column
e.g.

telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.telnetd

if it's commented out with a '#' in front, remove the '#'
# telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.telnetd
^
|
--- remove this

then check if inetd is started when the system boots (depends on your distributiuon)
and either start it or reload the configuration

e.g. (SuSE, inetd)

to activate inetd if it's not active yet - type: "insserv inetd"
or to reload the configuration file: "rcinetd restart"
 
Old 11-14-2003, 11:29 AM   #3
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PS......you should use SSH if at all possible. Telnet sends everything over the network in plain text. Every line that you send (including user names and passwords goes out in plain readable text) People can sniff your network connection very easily. My 2 cents worth
 
  


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