3.3.24 /etc/inetd.conf - telnet

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This entry starts the telnetd daemon when required. This provides a protocol for command line

access, from a remote machine. This telnet service is used to service remote user connections. This is historically the most commonly used remote access method for UNIX servers. The username and passwords are passed over the network in clear text and therefore insecurely. Unless required the telnetd daemon will be disabled.Many older legacy systems do not support SSH and still require telnet as a protocol for access. If this is not required, it is recommended that telnet is disabled and SSH is used as a replacement authentication mechanism.


In /etc/inetd.conf, comment out the telnet entry-

chsubserver -r inetd -C /etc/inetd.conf -d -v 'telnet' -p 'tcp6'

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