[svlug] vsftpd now working
gianni at mariani.ws
Sun Nov 30 14:14:42 PST 2003
>Somebody scribbled about [svlug] vsftpd now working
>>in an xterm window and it will let you make changes. I found if I
>>clicked on FTP it would open that up. I did and it did. I also
>>opened up telnet...:-)
>Please don't run telnetd. Especially if you are connected to the net
>on that machine. I got rootkitted that way (several years ago,
>running redhat 5.x something). First thing I did and continue to do
>is not even have any telnetd service running on this thing.
>And if you have sshd working you can get into the Linux machine from
>Windows by using putty - then there's no need to have both sshd and
>telnetd running on the system. Then there's the issue about educating
>potential users of your system, in that telnet is not secure and sshd
I got rooted running sshd, does that mean we should not run sshd as well ?
telnet is not secure because the packets can be sniffed for passwords
and other security critical information, that's why it's not a good idea
to run telnet (or any other plain text protocols) with security critical
info across open wires.
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