haze

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I would really like to continue to provide ssh to my clients but would like to get rid of or turn off telnet access. At least for now. Is there an easy way to do this? I notice telnet is not mentioned in the service manager.
 

smacx

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If your shutting off telnet for security reasons your just shooting yourself in the foot, while it is insecure, chances are that your main password is the same one you use for mail, and sending your password through pop is just as insecure as telnet
 

bert

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Open the file /etc/inetd.conf with an editor such as pico or vi and comment out the line (#) that reads:

telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.telnetd
 

haze

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[quote:3927cf810f][i:3927cf810f]Originally posted by smacx[/i:3927cf810f]

If your shutting off telnet for security reasons your just shooting yourself in the foot, while it is insecure, chances are that your main password is the same one you use for mail, and sending your password through pop is just as insecure as telnet[/quote:3927cf810f]

There are secure methods of accessing ftp.

Thanks Bert.