[lug] Beginner Question

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Fri Aug 3 02:02:11 MDT 2001

On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 09:11:10PM -0600, dan radom wrote:
>try disable = no in /etc/xinetd.d/telnet (or something like that).
>then killall -HUP xinetd.

xinetd doesn't respond to HUP as you expect, it causes it to simply dump
state.  <sigh>  To get it to respond to changes in the config file, you can
use signal USR2, or use the command "service xinetd restart".

>you shouldn't allow telnet access from the
>internet really.  take a look at ssh, which ships with RH 7.

telnet is a fine program.  Supremely useful.  You can use it to test SMTP
relays, check POP and IMAP servers, view headers of web pages...  Now
telnetd on the other hand should die a quick and painful death.

 If you talk to God, you are praying; if God talks to you, you have
 schizophrenia.  -- Thomas Szasz
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