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Old 10-03-2003, 04:50 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?

thanks
 
Old 10-03-2003, 04:52 AM   #2
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Why not install ssh, then you can login on your linux server? -> http://www.openssh.org
This is the second of the same thread of yours, but whatever -> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=99738 <-

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Old 10-03-2003, 06:20 AM   #3
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yeah, i have ssh, and i understand what u mean, but im just trying to remember how to log in with root through old style telnet.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 12:34 AM   #4
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Try this:

telnet your server : telnet 192.168.1.1
log-on using an ordinary account.
When ur in the prompt, type su then press enter
then type the password for root.


 
Old 02-09-2004, 12:43 AM   #5
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yeah, what linux_warlock said.

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Old 02-09-2004, 03:27 AM   #6
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Modern (if you can call it that!) telnet implementations specifically disable root logins so as not to allow stupid people to do things like you're trying. Why are you trying so hard to do something that is dumb, then asking questions when it doesn't work? It's not working because it's designed not to work that way, now. Instead of wasting your efforts trying to unsecure things, why don't you worry about something useful?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 05:29 AM   #7
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nice to see that people gets answers for their questions, and not just critisism. way to go.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 06:06 AM   #8
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Honestly, if it's so important, he can figure out how to get it working himself. It really is THAT MUCH of a bad idea.

If someone posted a thread, "I'm having trouble setting up my web storefront so that customer credit card numbers are transmitted in the clear," would it really make the world a better place to answer it?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 06:14 AM   #9
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I ought to add that I've often seen n00bs who believe they legitimately need to learn exactly what the OP is asking.

Obviously, it would be better if they are directed away from trying it in the first place. Let them figure out how to do it when they're no longer newbies - by which time they won't want to do it.

There are already a huge number of compromised linux boxes out there that are being used for relaying spam or for DDoS networks. Teaching unexperienced people how to reduce their security will not help.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 06:43 AM   #10
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nevermind.. I'll keep my mouth shut and my thoughts for my self

 
  


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