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Re: Telnet login not allowed

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Ian D. Leroux <> wrote:
>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.

You are running telnetd with "-a valid", which requires the remote telnet
client to support SRA and provide a valid user name. If your client is
to dumb to do this, remove "-a valid" from your telnetd.


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