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Old 10-03-2003, 04:32 AM   #1
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root access via telnet

hi all.

I know telnet is getting obsolate with ssh and all that, but this is just a cuiriosity:
I've intalled telnetd for the good old times cause Suse 8.1 doesnt do it by deafault. The telnet server is up and running nicely, i can access it with all users exept root! I wouldnt dream of transmitting root's password over the wire without encryptation but i remember that it was once possible to login in through telnet as root. Does anyone remember how?

Old 10-03-2003, 04:50 AM   #2
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Why not install ssh, then you can login on your linux server? ->

Old 10-03-2003, 05:06 AM   #3
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Typically you need to edit /etc/securetty


Old 10-03-2003, 08:13 AM   #4
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You could also just su when needed?? Login as regular login user and then su when you need to be root, but yet, that's insecure and in any case, I'd also vote to just use ssh, that's unless you just really like to have your box insecure..


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