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Old 02-13-2004, 10:46 PM   #1
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Question How to configure TELNET in RH?

Hi all,

can anybody give me the steps to configure Telnet in RH 7.3?

What is the rpm?

What are the Key Configuration Files? What are the settings?

Plz try to put it in detail.

Thank you.


Old 02-13-2004, 11:13 PM   #2
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Telnet is a prt of the core distribution, so you don't have to download anything, but due to telnet's insecure nature it is not enabled by default, you should really look into openssh (opensource implimentation of the secure shell ), well as for the telnet look at /etc/xinetd.d/telnet file - edit teh line that says disable=yes to disable=no and restart xinetd service kill -HUP `cat /var/run/`
Old 02-14-2004, 04:20 AM   #3
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I can tell you how to configure telnet in one word: DON'T (though technically, I suppose that's a contraction of two words)

neo is right, you should use ssh instead. Telnet will send your passwords in cleartext, as in unencoded. That's a bad thing, unless you don't mind giving access to your computer to anyone who really wants it (and what dedicated black hat wouldn't want another zombie?)

--- Cerbere
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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