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Old 01-14-2007
SSH enable, Telnet disable ...


How do I enable SSH and disable telnet..

Also - is there anything special I need to do to ensure that a new user can use ssh and su but not telnet?

# 2  
Old 01-14-2007
you can disable telnet in /etc/services file . Just put a # comment at the telnet line. Then restart or kill -HUP initd
you can also comment out telnet line in the inetd.conf file.
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Old 01-14-2007
Originally Posted by

How do I enable SSH and disable telnet..

Also - is there anything special I need to do to ensure that a new user can use ssh and su but not telnet?


It depends on the version of Solaris, Solaris 10 is different from its predecessors.
# 4  
Old 01-16-2007
Hi ,

Thanks for your help

My Solaris version is 9
# 5  
Old 01-16-2007
in solaris 9 ssh is enabled per default. to disable telnet follow ghostdog74 instructions. if you want to enable the root login per ssh edit the following line in your /etc/ssh/sshd_config and restart the ssh daemon. (or pkill -HUP sshd)

PermitRootLogin no (<-- to yes)

regards pressy
# 6  
Old 01-16-2007
Thaaaanks for your help ,,,,

Last thing : How to change the community string , it is "public" now! I want to change it.

# 7  
Old 03-02-2007
disable telnet \ ftp in solaris 9

I saw the previous post to disable. i am a complete newbie. how do i get to the file to edit, can i edit with the system running in production, if not what mode should i be in. I'm just learning this and got a security directive to turn off telnet asap and i need pretty much the exact step by step.i would appreciate all help


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