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Old 10-17-2006
Hosts.allow and hosts.deny

Hello everyone,

This is my first posts and I did search for a questions but did not find a question that answered my question unless of course I overlooked it.

I'm running Solaris 8. I use ssh for the users but I have a user called "chatterbox" that uses telnet but I need for chatterbox to log in using ssh. Chatterbox is actually another computer that uses Reflections but the version that is uses does not support ssh. My question is this: I do not have a hosts.allow nor hosts.deny, do I need to have those files when I setup chatterbox to use ssh? If so, where can I obtain a copy of them to put on my server?


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Old 10-18-2006
I think it'll work without them.

They're not programs to copy from somewhere else anyway, they're configuration files containing lists of hosts and daemons. See 'man hosts.allow' and 'man hosts.deny' if your system has those pages.
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