Allow TELNET from ROOT

We all know that TELNET because of its weak authentication doesn’t allow “root” user to login.

But there is a TWEAK that will allow TELNET as ROOT.

STEP #1 – Install TELNET

yum install telnet-server

STEP #2 – Make TELNET active. Edit “/etc/xinetd.d/telnet” file and make

disable = no

STEP #3 – Configure PAM to allow TELNET as ROOT. Edit “/etc/pam.d/remote” file and find and comment this line

auth required pam_securetty.so
#auth required pam_securetty.so

STEP #4 – Restart the TELNET service

/etc/init.d/xinetd restart; chkconfig xinetd on

ENJOY the TELNET with ROOT credentials (at your own risk please)

God Bless.

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