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Jarndyce911
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disable telnet

Unread postby Jarndyce911 » Mon Aug 09, 2004 9:53 am

I have tried eveything I can think of:

chkconfig -f telnetd off

I have even manually set the config files
to off, but it just keeps starting. Anyone
know how to take control of this?

Thanks in advnace!

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Charles

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Unread postby ShadeOfBlue » Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:27 am

Have you tried disabling it in "/etc/inetd.conf"?
If not, just place a # before the telnet line (there are two of these if you have an IRIX that supports IPv6 - one for IPv4 and the other one for IPv6).
After you change the file, do a "killall -HUP inetd" to make inetd reload the config file.
You might also need to do a "killall telnetd".

Hope this helps. :)

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Re: disable telnet

Unread postby smharr4 » Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:40 am

Jarndyce911 wrote:I have even manually set the config files to off, but it just keeps starting.

telnetd will only start up if you have someone connecting to a system via telnet - if it's starting up by itself then there may be other problems. inetd controls inbound connections for telnetd and only starts up telnetd as required.

As ShadeOfBlue posted, you normally disable it in inetd.conf then restart inetd to shut off inbound telnet connections.

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Unread postby Jarndyce911 » Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:53 am

I didn't even think about modifying the
inetd.conf file. I made the suggested
changes, did the killall, and no more
running telnet!

Thanks for the help!

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Charles


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