On Tue, 8 Jan 2008, Proinnsias Breathnach wrote:
> However, let's not forget that it looks like the original user was
> having trouble with telnet and, what looked to me like Kerberos
It looked they're missing kerberos libraries. Even if they're not
using kerberos, their telnet binary expects to be linked with an
object file providing such.
They need to either install the requisite kerberos libs, or write a
stub library providing at least the required symbols.
> I know at least one ILUG member for whom that's the remote access
> method of choice ... I wonder is he likely to respond to this
> thread (possibly requiring all and sundry to cc him directly !)
I'm not sure I said it was my access protocol of choice. :)
I may have disputed that it was utterly insecure before though. It's
not terrifically secure, as it's restricted (IMU) to the older,
weaker, near-legacy algorithms provided by Kerberos (i.e. DES), and
you obviously do have to remember to not type in any passwords while
using the telnet session though. However, the authentication is
secure enough to keep out casual attackers.
FWIW, I'd use ssh over telnet.
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