Subject: Re: telnet login problem revisited
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.