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Why Telnet? (Was RE: Connection refused - why?)



Out of curiosity, why telnet?  

Its seems there is no gain using telnet over ssh.  Why would anyone expose the security risks associated with telnet, even on an isolated network?  I just see no reason to use it and Id like to hear why other do.  

Mike


-----Original Message-----
From: Mr. Adam ALLEN [mailto:adam dynamicinteraction co uk] 
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 10:08 AM
To: psyche-list redhat com
Subject: Re: Connection refused - why?


On Fri, 2002-12-13 at 15:59, John Nall wrote:
> When I try to ftp (or telnet) from one RH8.0 system to another RH8.0 
> system I get the message "connection refused."  I can ping between 
> them OK, and the security level is supposedly set to allow access.  
> What else do I need to do?
> 
> Thanks,
> John

/etc/xinetd.d/vsftpd
/etc/xinetd.d/telnet

If those two files have "disable = yes" then those services are disabled. Simple edit the files for a "disable = no" and then service xinetd restart

BTW: SSH is enabled by default since it provides encrypted sessions. However if you don't mind passwords going in clear text, then telnet is fine.


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