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Hi, I am running 6.5.3 stable. Just wanted to ask if telnet and ftp are enabled by default. If yes how can I check (command line) if they are on or off.


Also, is this still valid?


To disable both FTP and Telnet at the same time, use the Tips and Tweaks plugin (easy!), or add the following 2 lines instead to the /boot/config/go script

sed -i -e 's/^telnet/#telnet/;s/^ftp/#ftp/' /etc/inetd.conf
/etc/rc.d/rc.inetd restart



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You could just "netstat --listen" on your box, look for the Telnet or FTP ports being open, and then manually edit /etc/inetd.conf (by commenting out the line for FTP, which - at least on my box - appears to have been enabled by default), then proceeding to /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd restart


Edited to add: my box is only 2 months old and FTP was enabled by default; Telnet wasn't

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