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Old 09-27-2002
Create a New telnet User?!

Can anyone tell me the command using Telnet that would create a new user to the server, that would also have access to telnet?

It is a Unix/Linux server Smilie

Thx for any help anyone can give!! Thank You!!!
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Old 09-27-2002
First, you need to know what you are running - UNIX or Linux. There are differences. Do a uname -a from the command prompt to find out.

Next, if you have root access, use the admin tool to add users (the command to start the GUI is different on each OS which is why you needed to specify).

Or you can edit the passwd (and possibly shadow) file manually. All up to the individual.

Oh, and you can search this site for info on adding users - and any user can normally use telnet - a service is shut off or turned on normally for all - not as much for specific users.
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Old 09-27-2002

In addition to the GUI admin tools, there are also command line utilities for adding/modifying/deleting user accounts. They are useradd, usermod, and userdel.

Using the man command will give you specific information about each of these commands:

EX: man useradd

Your mileage may vary depending on what operating system you are running.

Hope this helps!

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