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Re: Authentication for telnet.


On Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 11:52:51AM -0700, peter@easthope.ca wrote:
> Hopefully this is readable.

It is. Threading is broken, as usual.

> > Hence aforementioned "echo" command above. 
> Ie.
> > 2) echo 'telnet  stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/telnetd -a none -E /bin/bash' >> /etc/inetd.conf
> To my understanding that would wipe out all the other services.
> I read your instruction as illustrative rather than literal.

No, ">>" is interpreted as "append" by any POSIX-compliant shell.
Your contents of inetd.conf are safe ;)

> With any luck, maintainers will remove the legacy telnetd 
> from distribution; sooner or later.  

As long as they keep busybox intact - there's little harm in removing


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