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Re: [suse-security] Why Install Telnet by Default?
  • From: WebDev <webdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 13:36:38 -0500
  • Message-id: <200512081336.40619.webdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 08 December 2005 09:44 am, Hipolito Gonzalez wrote:
> Quoting WebDev <webdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > I am not a security expert by any means, nor necessarily a "purist", when
> > it comes to installing only the apps I need to run. I do install some
> > apps that I want to tinker with, even though I may not use them
> > regularly. However, I understand that we should avoid using telnet
> > because it is "insecure". Yet, telnet is still installed by default on
> > SUSE, when the secure alternatives seem to be more appropriate. I assume
> > there is a reason for this.
> >
> > I ask, because I deselected telnet when I installed SUSE 10.0, and
> > duringa repair process, my system reported that telnet was a core app.
> > If we should avoid using it, shouldn't we avoid installing it to begin
> > with?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your input.
> > Don
> By default, is installed the telnet CLIENT. you can use it for connect to a
> telnet server, smtp by hand, o any purpose, but the telnet server is NOT
> installed, you need to isntall it.!

Hey, thanks to all who responded. That does clarify things a bit!

Web Developer
Oakdale Christian Fellowship

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