Debian - [DEBIAN] Stop telnet permanently?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by universalbitmapper, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    I've installed sshd and putty, I'd like to stop telnet permanently
    without removing it.

    Here is a Fedora command:

    [[email protected] tmp]# chkconfig telnet off

    Is there a similar one under Debian?

    Many thanks
    universalbitmapper, Jun 6, 2006
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  2. universalbitmapper

    Chris Davies Guest

    Google for "debian disable telnet". Second hit:
    | Securing Debian HOWTO - After Installation
    | You can disable services by editing /etc/inetd.conf directly,
    | but Debian provides an alternative to this: update-inetd. You
    | could remove the telnet daemon...

    It then goes on to give an example that provides the exact command
    you require.

    Chris Davies, Jun 6, 2006
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  3. telnetd is started by the tcp wrapper tcpd. In debian AFAIR you need to
    comment the line for telnet in the file /etc/inetd.conf .

    best regards
    Jay Christnach, Jun 6, 2006
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