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Re: Telnet login not allowed

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013, at 15:35, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> > I cannot telnet to my box anymore (after one of the upgrades 
> > probably). I usually use rlogin which continues to work, so I wonder 
> > what is wrong and how can I debug it.
> >
> > if I "telnet localhost" it works, thus the daemon is running, if I 
> > telent from the outisde, I get an authentication error (telnetd: 
> > Authorization failed) before even trying to input my password.
> >
> > In authlog I see an inbound connection but no errors/warnings.
> >
> > My inetd.conf line is:
> > l
> > telnet          stream  tcp     nowait  root /usr/libexec/telnetd    
> > telnetd -a valid
> >
> > and has been so since ages I guess.
> >
> > Thank you,
> could it be a PAM issue? or what else? I am not even asked about 
> credential, telnet refuses authentication before asking my credentials 
> (thus it is nto a problem of e.g. root login.)

Some other ideas, this time relating to the computer from which you are
connecting: do you have a .telnetrc file?  Are you attempting automatic
login with telnet -a?  what happens if you use telnet -K?

What is the most recent version of -current for which this "used to

-- IDL

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