Disable Telnet service

Disable Telnet service

To secure the server its always preferable to disable the telnet service. To disable the Telnet login in to the server as a root user and follow the steps.

Open the telnet configuration file with the favorite editor

pico /etc/xinetd.d/telnet

Change the parameter

disable = no
disable = yes

Save and Exit the /etc/xinetd.d/telnet file

Now restart the telnet service , so that new configuration will load with the telnet service.

/etc/init.d/xinetd restart

Now try to telnet to the server ip to confirm the telnet disabled or not.


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