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SOLVED Does WHM/cPanel need/use Telnet?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ItsMattSon, Mar 18, 2017.

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  1. ItsMattSon

    ItsMattSon Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    Noticed Telnet can be executed by any users with shell access (which is just me, but still haha). Does WHM/cPanel need it for anything?

    I'm going to remove read/execute for the Other group from the binary. Any objections?
     
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    Well telnet basically used to check port connectivity so I dont think telnet is required on the server , however if at all for some reason if you need to check port connectivity from your server to another then you may need it.
     
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    ItsMattSon Well-Known Member

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    Ah yep. Thought as much - Thanks

    I don't necessarily need to get rid of it, I just want to restrict its usage to root but I was wondering if perhaps WHM/cPanel scripts use it in some way :)
     
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    Hello!

    cPanel doesn't require telnet, so you can remove or restrict it without any issues.

    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks you guys - Much appreciated :)

    Feel free to change this thread title to Resolved. Thanks again
     
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