Subject: Re: telnet login problem revisited
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/20/2005 10:14:21
On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 06:10:02PM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> We have, however, not removed support for insecure telnet, and all you 
> have to do to get it is remove the "-a valid" option. Given how vulnerable
> insecure telnet is, I think an admin must perform some action to get it.

Well, he has to uncomment that inetd.conf line in the first place ;-)

Can someone explain what "-a valid" does? I do not understand what
telnetd(8) is trying to say.