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Old 05-09-2003, 12:45 PM   #1
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Question telnet: DISallow root access

Hi there.

I have a problem with a LFS (Linux From Scratch) system i recently set up. If I use telnet to log on over network, I can do that as root. I have already tried to change the /etc/securetty and to comment out ALL entries but I can still login as root on every terminal.
Are there some telnet daemons which use other config files?

I know that telnet is unsecure but I can't replace it by ssh for the moment.
Old 05-09-2003, 04:02 PM   #2
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hmmm...I always thought root login was disable by default on telnet. What does your /etc/pam.d/login file look like?
Old 05-14-2003, 01:43 PM   #3
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Well, you won't believe it, but that hint solved the problem. There was a comment before a line which referred to I checked it out and found that the library was missing (I didn't set up this system in the first place but I actually have to maintain it... :-(

I also thought that PAM wasn't responsible for telnet logins because I got some PAM messages in the syslog output on FTP logins but not on telnet. Now I know better...

Finally, all I had to do was to restore the library and remove the comment. Now it works fine!


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