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Re: [Full-Disclosure] Re: Re: open telnet port
From: Barrie Dempster (barrieqnrl.com)
Date: Thu Sep 09 2004 - 07:17:37 CDT
So you'd leave telnet on just incase ssh broke?
Can we say "unnecessary service"?
Leaving an extra avenue of attack because you might break your SSH is a
bad bad bad bad idea. Next you'll be telling us you have a backup user
called "test" with password "test" and uid 0, just incase you forget
your root pass.
Last resort wouldn't be running an unnecessary, unencrypted login
service, It would be going local.
On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 12:17, Kim B. Nielsen wrote:
> A reasonable use for telnet is when the ssh deamon goes down, or isn't
> started on bootup because of some configuration error...
> Yes, I know it isn't secure, but sometimes it can be the last resort...
> Dave Ewart wrote:
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> >>Steve Kudlak wrote:
> >>>I'll ask my friend what he does as the "just don't do x" or just get
> >>>rid of x never seems like a good idea. If you try to connect with
> >>>telnet rather than ssh to that box it just doesn't go through.
> >>getting rid of telnetd is almost always a very good idea.
> >Quite so, as I suggested.
> >Are there even any legitimate uses for running a telnet daemon any more?
> >(That is a genuine question - as far as I can see, SSH is always a
> >perfect replacement).
> >- --
> >Dave Ewart
> >Computing Manager, Epidemiology Unit, Oxford
> >Cancer Research UK
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