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Re: [SLE] /bin/login missing
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 00:28:40 +0200
  • Message-id: <200108292228.f7TMSjt32677@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
1. Please, don't cross-post. If you have to send the same message to several
lists, use bcc

2. Is this a machine that's on the internet? If so, you should never use
telnet. Telnet transmits everything in cleartext, including passwords, so
you'd have hackers in your system in about five seconds. ssh is a safe
replacement. In suse 7.2 telnet is off by default. There is good reason for

3. If your system has been hacked, I'd say the only way to be sure you were
rid of all backdoors etc. was a full reinstall.

4. When you've done the reinstall, set up a firewall *before* going live on
the net. SuSEfirewall is good enough for most purposes.


On Wednesday 29 August 2001 23.57, Brandon Caudle wrote:
> Hey Everyone,
> Recently, I have been unable to telnet into my machine (Suse 7.2). This is
> because /bin/login is missing, (I am very suspious about this) So how do I
> go about replacing it?
> Thanks,
> Brandon Caudle
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> Charlotte, NC
> "There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full." -- Henry
> Kissinger

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