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Re: Really newbie questions about OpenLink/Twonky installation

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  • lalunas10
    ... [...] ... For everything. Everone logged on as root has full control over your box. ... Correct. But you should really install and test SSH, and once you
    Message 1 of 3 , May 3 12:03 AM
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      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, KeepIt SimpleStupid
      <keepitsimplestupid@...> wrote:
      > --- wheely30km <wheely30km@...> wrote:
      > > I want to install Twonky on my Linkstation2.
      > <http://linkstationwiki.org/Articles/GeneralFirmwareFlash>
      [...]
      > > step 12 : what's the purpose of changing the root
      > > password ? Does it
      > > affect the connection to the LS2 through the web
      > > browser by asking this
      > > password, or is it only for telnet ?

      For everything. Everone logged on as root has full control over your
      box.

      > > step 15&16 : why should I adjust the "utelnetd
      > > startup script" ? what
      > > are the effects of this modification ? does it make
      > > asking for a
      > > password, thus making it safer ?

      Correct. But you should really install and test SSH, and once you can
      log in with SSH (not earlier), disable Telnet altogether!

      -Andre
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