telnetd without inetd

Doug Silver dsilver at
Wed Jun 4 13:02:38 PDT 2003

On Wednesday 04 June 2003 12:19 pm, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> Is there a way to run telnetd in "standalone" mode, i.e. without inetd?
> We have a system that we sometimes need to connect to from within a cisco
> router, which can't do ssh (and not from anywhere else, we've firewalled
> it as such).
> -Dan Mahoney
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> friends."
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> -SK & Dan Mahoney,  December 9, 1998
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Are you just concerned about running it through inetd?  What about the 
alternative xinetd?  If you already have it firewalled, I'm not sure what 
your concern is about running it through inetd.  I don't know if you can run 
telnetd as a standalone daemon, but if that's the only service that's enabled 
in inetd.conf, does it matter?

FWIW, you can further lock down access in the hosts.allow file.


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