Re: [TwinCLinG] Telnet login as root
- On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 12:25, Sitaram Chamarty wrote:
> I think it's /etc/securetty -- and you need to delete the file to loginRMS means --- Richard Stallman's am I right ?
> as root via telnet (or list a bunch of pts's in that file).
> Anyway thats the old solution. The new solution is not to run telnet at
> all, but ssh. No one should be using telnet anymore. The world has
> changed too much
> on 01-Apr-2004 12:02 PM Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
> >[4/1/2004 11:56 AM] Chunduru Rama Krishna Prasad :
> >> In normally telnet is allowed to normal users( other than root) only.
> >> Is their any configuration file present which can be changed to allow
> >>root also to do telnet?
> >poke around /etc/pam.d/
> >this is a default only in linux - and that too because RMS insisted on
> >it (he's been known to run boxes without a root password ...)
and I think using telnet in intranet may be efficient one there is no
overhead of keys, encryption etc ....
- remove or rename the file securetty or ttysecure at /etc/ derectory .
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