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Old 02-11-2005, 10:21 AM   #1
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Telnetd binding interface

Hi all,

Trying to secure my OS by forcing the telnetd daemon to bind on a specific network interface. I known telnet is not a secure connection but as my users are
not friend with *nix, i,d'have to keep the telnet running.

In fact, my machine has two NIC. By default, telnet daemon bind to each interface. I d'like to restrict to only one interface.

I 'm currently running a linux slackware 10.0 with inetd.

How to i force telnet daemon to bind on a specific interface ?

Best regards,

Old 02-11-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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Why use telnetd? telnet is a clear-text protocol!
Anyway if your users are unfamilar with *nix tell them of puTTY
a windows ssh client. Im sure if you man ssh or sshd you will find some solution to your binding interface problem.
Old 02-11-2005, 04:23 PM   #3
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Anyway, every good system ingeneer uses openssh connection to manage their machines.
Openssh server is already installed and in production for advanced users.
My users has to use telnet and i want to force the telned daemon ton bind on a specific network

There is also an another thing . Howewer telnet is not secure and Howewer i can force with fight my users to openssh , i'm very interesting just for fun to known how to solve this telnet problem.

Any Idea ?

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