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Old 02-24-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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Telnet Login problems in Fedora core 5


I started the telnet service in fedora core 5 and made sure it is running.

In the /etc/xinetd/kbrtelnet file, it had user = root

So i tried to login from a CentOS 5 machine by using "root" as login.For password i just pressed "enter" and it wouldnt log me in.

Am i doing something foolish?
Can anybody help me?

Totally new to this.My ssh is working fine. But i still need to test telnet.

Old 02-24-2008, 11:09 PM   #2
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Am i doing something foolish?
Unfortunately, yes.
First, root does not make remote logins.
Second, telnet is totally hopelessly insecure, use SSH instead.


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