[lug] Beginner Question

John Hernandez John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Fri Aug 3 14:01:44 MDT 2001

Our network lab is a good example of a place where telnetd makes perfect sense.  We can telnet from UNIX boxen to network devices, and vice versa, on an isolated, trusted network.  Many people.  No lead walls.  ;)


"Riggs, Rob" wrote:
> I whole-heartedly agree with Sean on this. There are very few good excuses
> these days to have telnetd installed on any machine. And I can't think of
> any way to use telnetd securely, except for maybe one person on private
> network in a lead-lined building.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Hernandez [mailto:John.Hernandez at noaa.gov]
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 10:43 AM
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: Re: [lug] Beginner Question
> I would argue that telnetd is also extremely useful -- lightweight,
> ubiquitous.  Granted, in many cases, sshd is preferable, however both
> programs have limitations and if improperly used can both result in security
> problems.
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