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Re: telnetd: Authorization failed & Connection closed

On Sat, 13 Mar 2010, Christos Zoulas wrote:
                 valid  Only allow connections when the remote user can pro-
                        vide valid authentication information to identify the
                        remote user.  The login(1) command will provide any
                        additional user verification needed if the remote
                        user is not allowed automatic access to the specified

So vista and juniper don't implement SRA and the connection is not allowed.
The default NetBSD telnetd configuration is more secure since passwords are
not sent in plaintext over the network. This is why valid is the default.
If you want to send your passwords in plaintext, feel free to change it for
your system, but I don't think that the change is appropriate for everyone.

And I can't have a steak because a three-year-old can't chew it?
Seriously, it sounds pretty broken to rather not have a working telnet than to do just what telnet is intended for.

 - Hubert

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