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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
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