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Re: telnetd: Authorization failed & Connection closed
On Mar 14, 2:30am, hubert%feyrer.de@localhost (Hubert Feyrer) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: telnetd: Authorization failed & Connection closed
| On Sun, 14 Mar 2010, Hubert Feyrer 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
| >> account.
| >> 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.
| Plus: I read the part about login(1) that it should fall back and ask me
| for my login & password. Apparently it does not - a feature?
I think you are mis-reading it; if there is not enough information from SRA
to log you in without a password, it will pass you to login to do it.
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