Re: Telnet broken on Woody? (was Help with telnet...)
From: Bob Proulx (bob_at_proulx.com)
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 11:45:40 -0600 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Any other suggestions? It just appears telnet is broke on woody.
telnet works fine on woody. I hate to admit to it but we have it
installed on all of our machines and it works fine. I recommend using
telnetd-ssl insetad of telnetd becuase ssh will nag you about it
otherwise. A darn nuisance.
> I have searched the archives and invariably when wnayone wants to
> set it up they get a lecture on how to use ssh instead.
Only because telnet is an intrinsically insecure protocol. So most
people won't admit to using it.
> Not one single article I could
> find where anyone who asked for help with telnet on woody got it to work
I can only think that your problem is that you are trying to use
xinetd. It is probably xinetd which is broken. Woody I really an
inetd based system, not xinetd. Basically I think you have a broken
xinetd and not a broken telnetd.
> Any other suggestions? Anyone?
Go back to using inetd as is normal for a stock woody box. If not
then I would be willing to help since I have used that configuration
for years. I have not ever used xinetd and know little about it.
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