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Old 06-01-2005, 08:20 AM   #1
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remote login via telnet

Hi all,please i'm a newbie,i am having problems in getting user access from telnetting into my pc(@ home)rom a remote location(my office).I dont know the ports to use to gain access.I cannot seem to get to the command prompt
Old 06-01-2005, 08:44 AM   #2
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telnet basicly.
It's port 23, but you have to check if telnet is running and you're not behind a NAT/firewall.
And you should really use ssh instead of telnet.
Old 06-01-2005, 09:28 AM   #3
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are both the pcs on linux or in win-linux combination
Old 06-01-2005, 11:23 AM   #4
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And you should really use ssh instead of telnet.
...My thought EXACTLY! Why would you use telnet rather than SSH?
Old 06-01-2005, 02:40 PM   #5
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Yes definatly use SSH otherwise all of your traffic is in clear text
Old 06-03-2005, 04:24 PM   #6
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Yeah, as the other said. USE SSH! If you don't you should know that all the text and data you send with telnet is in clear text and any sniffer between you and the server can read everything you type. Use SSH, then your text gets encrypted, and use protocol 2.


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