Kelmas

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I gave read guidelines how to disable Telnet. Decided to disable it, but when opening

/etc/xinetd.d/telnet

this file seems empty. Is there a problem?

Should I simply add
Code:
disable = yes
and restart xinetd?
 

thiago.mgomes

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Code:
# Converted by inetdconvert
service telnet
{
        socket_type             = stream
        protocol                = tcp
       wait                    = no
        user                    = root
        server                  = /usr/sbin/in.telnetd
        disable                 = yes
}
 

pacificw

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check in just /etc/xinetd.d/ and see what other files are in there
it's possible it's named something like kr5.telnet or close to that
then edit instead. not sure if you need to restart or not, it should
be automatic once you've saved the file.
 

twhiting9275

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If you're going to "disable" it, then just remove it
as root in ssh
Code:
rpm -e telnet-server
If you think you MIGHT need it (unlikely), then don't uninstall it, but you should be using ssh instead of telnet anyways to get into things ;)