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Old 05-06-2004, 04:50 AM   #1
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Question Cannot Telnet to RH9

Hello all,

I have just enable Telnet protocol on my Redhat9 and it is now telenetable. It prompts me to a username and password. Do I use the ROOT for that or there is a default pass? I did try the ROOT user name and password and it didn't accept it.

Any ideas?

Old 05-06-2004, 05:07 AM   #2
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You can login as any user that exists on the system. It doesn't have to be root. My guess is that telnet has disabled root logins by default because its a big security risk. Which brings me to my next point. Telnet is a big security risk. Its really obsolete. You should use ssh instead so that everything is encrypted and your usernames and passwords aren't floating around the internet freely for all to view.
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yes... to enable ssh type in 'service sshd start'
Old 05-06-2004, 06:36 AM   #4
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So I just disable Telnet and start SSHD as you guys said. Ok, now how do I access it. What is the command?

Old 05-06-2004, 07:37 AM   #5
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From another Linux system (or the same!) or a Windows/Mac/whatever system you can access the system using an SSH client. A common one for Windows is PuTTy.

If you use Linux, simply type ssh username@hostname where username is the user you wish to connect as and hostname is the name of the server. Many distributions have disabled root logins using SSH too, so you'll need to log in as a regular user and then use the su command to become root. When done doing root things, exit root mode by typing exit or hitting Ctrl+D.



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