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)
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