If host.allow & host.deny don't exist...

If host.allow & host.deny don't exist...

Post by nsyt » Wed, 15 Mar 2000 04:00:00



Please verify this for me...

I am having trouble with telnet, and I need some clarification. On
linux, if hosts.allow and hosts.deny don't exist, then they will not
effect in-bound telnet sessions--right??? They don't have to exist, do
they?

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If host.allow & host.deny don't exist...

Post by Andy Bradfor » Wed, 15 Mar 2000 04:00:00



>I am having trouble with telnet, and I need some clarification. On
>linux, if hosts.allow and hosts.deny don't exist, then they will not
>effect in-bound telnet sessions--right??? They don't have to exist, do
>they?

No, they don't have to exist at all---in this case the default is to allow
ALL I believe.
Andy

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If host.allow & host.deny don't exist...

Post by Richar » Thu, 16 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I had a case one time where I was unable to telnet in until I added info to
the hosts.allow

I don't know what other files restrict login, and I never did track it down.

I wonder what   /etc/login.defs  and /etc/login.access may play in this
role.



>>I am having trouble with telnet, and I need some clarification. On
>>linux, if hosts.allow and hosts.deny don't exist, then they will not
>>effect in-bound telnet sessions--right??? They don't have to exist, do
>>they?
>No, they don't have to exist at all---in this case the default is to allow
>ALL I believe.
>Andy