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Telnet Access

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hugo24, May 15, 2003.

  1. hugo24

    hugo24 Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Is there anyway to provide only TELNET without giving user access to SHELL?
     
  2. hugo24

    hugo24 Well-Known Member

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    yeah..that is what i realised as well.

    It seems that giving telnet access, the user can access SSH as well. :mad:
     
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    Telnet and SSH are shell access.
    SSH = Secured Telnet

    Why you need only telnet, when current technology you can provide SSH which do the samething as telnet but more secure.
     
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    perlchild Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if you explained to us what's the difference in your mind, we might be able to help better...

    Which do you want the users to be able to?
    1) access other servers from a menu, giving them "outbound telnet" without letting them type the commands they want
    2) give users telnet/ssh access to restricted commands that you choose, not allowing them to see each other's contents
    3) give users with very slow computers and very limited resources great power over their hosting, without making them upgrade their computer, and not really caring how secure the setup is?
    4) allow clients to enter specific things, like the mysql command line client, while selecting arbitrary files to input
    5) you want to give non-ftp file transfer capability to your users (like scp) without letting them enter the shell

    All but 2) can be worked around with some programming and understanding of the /etc/shells file, and or a piece of software or two you can download from freshmeat.net
    2) is a capability that's included in cpanel 6.2 and above(IIRC) but requires some configuration to get right

    Please clarify your needs
     
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