Bug 17668 - Consider not listening on telnet port in default install
Summary: Consider not listening on telnet port in default install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: telnet
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
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Keywords: Security
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-09-18 23:06 UTC by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-01-03 00:02:18 UTC

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Description Chris Evans 2000-09-18 23:06:40 UTC

With RH7.0, OpenSSH is installed and listens to the network on a full,
default install.

Since sshd and telnetd are doing very similar things, maybe telnetd should
not be listening to the network on a full, default install (because telnetd
is the unencrypted less secure service).

One root process listening on the network is better than two....

This might be a useful thing to do in the RH7.1 timeframe or so.


Comment 1 Chris Evans 2000-09-18 23:16:35 UTC
Oh - same goes for "rshd", "rlogind" of course.
The more listening ports we can kill (or de-priv) in the default install, the
Also, the more we encourage ssh usage over unencrypted protocols, the better...

Comment 2 Chris Evans 2001-01-03 00:02:15 UTC
I happily notice that RH7.1 beta1 does not have any of telnet, rsh, rlogin
listening. It just has SSH, a worthy replacement :)

Is this intentional and going to remain for RH7.1 final?

If so, we can close this bug as fixed.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-07 08:07:30 UTC
Yup, it's intentional.

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