Bug 3394 - problems telnetting INTO box
Summary: problems telnetting INTO box
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: telnet
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-10 17:56 UTC by tunes
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-07-16 20:38:37 UTC

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Description tunes 1999-06-10 17:56:16 UTC
local logins work just fine locally, but when telnetting
into the box, it makes it to the login and PW prompt, but
refuses to authenticate (always gives a login invalid).  I
can use SU to switch between users with their own passwords,
but I cannot telnet into the machine even from itself.

I have looked through the FAQ's but am unable to find any
information at all as to why this may be happening

IP for the machine is

temporary login UN sj PW twonk1

yes I have verified the PW's

IP for now is and will stay that way till I
get it hooked up to my companies t1 (in the mean time it
will be VERY slow)

Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2000-07-16 20:38:35 UTC
If I understand correctly, you are trying to log on using root account.  That
has been disallowed for reasons of security.

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