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Thread: How do I Telnet as the Root User?

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    How do I Telnet as the Root User?

    Q. How do I telnet as the root user?

    A. This is really a bad idea as telnet is insecure, because passwords are sent as clear text format. Instead, you should use SSH for connections. I suggest that you use SSH to connect to a system instead of Telnet for security purposes. By default, for security purposes, the root user can not telnet. However, here is method in case you need root access via telnet:
    Edit /etc/pam.d/login and /etc/pam.d/remote files using a text editor such as vi. Find the line that read as follows:
    auth required Comment it out by prefixing # symbol:
    #auth required

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    Telnet is old and out dated. Highly recommended that you do not use telnet but move to SSH2.
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