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Telnet as root to Redhat 5.2

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I can't seem to telnet as root to my Lunix box.  I think there are security issues with this.  Should I setup another root equivelent and give it telnet capabilities?  What configuration files would I have to modify?
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by:chonsp
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by:Mirkwood
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Use YAST, then select system administration, then security settings
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by:Mirkwood
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But let me teach you a trick.Login as your own account.
The type su <enter ofcourse> and then the root password
the you are root asswell. It is alot saver then allowing root for telnet!
Even better is to download sshd (Secure Shell ) it gives you an encrypted
connection (telnet, X server, rlogin) all of the, And it is pretty easy to
install and configure.
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That last one is probably your answer
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by:chonsp
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Thanks.  I had forgotten about su.

What is YAST and where do I find it?
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by:jsh0305
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Hi, in Redhat 5.2 you not have to enter when root, only users, if you need to enter root, you have modify in the /etc/hosts.deny and hosts.allow the permision.

Sebastian

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by:jsh0305
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But let me teach you a trick.Login as your own account.
      The type su <enter ofcourse> and then the root password
      the you are root asswell. It is alot saver then allowing root for telnet!
      Even better is to download sshd (Secure Shell ) it gives you an encrypted
      connection (telnet, X server, rlogin) all of the, And it is pretty easy to
      install and configure.
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jsh0305,
Why did you copy Mirkwood's answer and post it as a comment?  If you need help in figuring out how to use the site, you can post a question in Customer Service Topic Area.

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