problems with FreeBSD telnet client

Tillman Hodgson tillman at
Mon Nov 10 18:20:19 PST 2003

On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 06:16:50PM -0800, Will Yardley wrote:
> I've asked this before (a long while back), but never got a response.
> When I telnet to a Cisco device from a FreeBSD machine, I get this
> error:
> jazz% telnet somerouterorswitch
> Password: Kerberos:     No default realm defined for Kerberos!
> Assuming you don't use Kerberos, is there a way to make the telnet
> client not attempt to use it to authenticate?

Sure, two possible solutions:

* Set up your Cisco devices to use Kerberos

* Check out the -K option in the telnet man page


"Robert Metcalf [the inventor of Ethernet] says that if something comes
 along to replace Ethernet, it will be called ``Ethernet'', so therefore
 Ethernet will never die. Unix has already undergone several such
 transformations."      -- Ken Thompson

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