Enabling FTP and Telnet access for root and users

Daniel Bye freebsd-questions at slightlystrange.org
Thu Dec 15 14:31:57 UTC 2011

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 06:26:09AM -0600, Daniel Lewis wrote:
> How do I enable Telnet and ftp access for root and users?
>  I turned on ftp and telnet in inetd but when at telenet or ftp prompt
> access is denied.

Can we see the error message? Are you sure inetd is running? Using the right
username/password combination?

In all honesty, you're better off enabling sshd instead, which encrypts your
communication, and offers numerous other security enhancements over plain
telnet and ftp.


Daniel Bye
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