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Old 12-22-2004, 12:09 AM   #1
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Enabling Telnet on Slackware


As many users have found out, telnet comes disable by default in a Slackware installation. If you ever find a need to turn in on, here's how:

1) Uncomment the 'telnet' line from /etc/inetd.conf.

vi /etc/inetd.conf

2) Restart the inetd server.

ps -ef |grep inetd # find inetd and take note of its PID number
kill -HUP 'PID number of inetd'

3) Test.

telnet localhost
 
Old 12-22-2004, 03:52 AM   #2
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As a note, there is a file (/var/run/inetd.pid) that contains inetd pid so to simply restart inetd, I do :

kill -HUP `cat /var/run/inetd.pid`
 
Old 12-22-2004, 07:27 AM   #3
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And for the lazy: "killall -HUP inetd".
 
Old 12-24-2004, 03:46 AM   #4
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Re: Enabling Telnet on Slackware

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Originally posted by initself
As many users have found out, telnet comes disable by default in a Slackware installation. If you ever find a need to turn in on, here's how:
DONT!!!

There's a reason it's disabled: it's spectacularly insecure!

Use ssh instead. It comes enabled by default because it's ... better.

But, while you're nosing around in /etc/inetd.conf, be sure to comment out the ftp line. Then use sftp instead :-)

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 12-24-2004, 04:39 AM   #5
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Of course!

.

mb

Last edited by initself; 12-26-2004 at 02:21 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 08:11 AM   #6
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I think Cerebere's warning was very correct and appropriate.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 12:30 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by ringwraith
I think Cerebere's warning was very correct and appropriate.
Me too.

Last edited by initself; 12-26-2004 at 02:21 PM.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 04:30 AM   #8
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Re: Of course!

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Originally posted by initself
Of course we all know this!
Considering this is a forum where people come to learn about Linux, I would say that this is an erroneous assumption.
Quote:
Originally posted by initself
So! Thanks for looking out, but this thread is about TELNET and not about the precariousness therein! The SSH Gospel has no place here! We're Democrats!
I'm well aware that this is a thread about telnet. However, I'm of the opinion that any thread about telnet which makes no mention of its inherent lack of security is incomplete, especially when it's presented as a 'how-to'.

I didn't post here to preach, nor to enter into a flame war, but rather to add some relevant information which you omitted. And no matter what your political affiliation, I find it highly inappropriate to attempt to shout down a differing opinion. Perhaps you should review the rules you agreed to when you registered for this forum, specifically:
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Challenge others' points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully ... without insult and personal attack. Differing opinions is one of the things that make this site great.
Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 12-26-2004, 02:19 PM   #9
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I was trying to be funny, bro. Apparently this was lost on you. I have edited my response so that future misunderstandings may not happen.
 
  


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