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Old 04-27-2006, 04:02 PM   #1
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Telnet'ing into RH9 box and can't execute some commands

Hi there,

I've set up a RH9 box and installed Telnet on it (the version that came with RH9). I can telnet into it just fine, only it doesn't let me run certain commands such as useradd, even as root.

Is there a config file somewhere that lists available telnet commands or something else I'm missing?

Old 04-27-2006, 04:28 PM   #2
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Try using secure shell instead, it should be up and running on RH9 already. Telnet is insecure. Everything (inc passwords) is sent in unencrypted text files.
Old 04-28-2006, 01:34 PM   #3
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Thank you. I found an SSH client for Windows (PuTTY) and it's working great. I appreciate the help.


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