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Telnetting to a Mac #631466 06/30/15 05:29 PM
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Is it possible to telnet to a Macintosh?

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Re: Telnetting to a Mac [Re: PapaBill] #631475 07/01/15 12:09 AM
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Yes, you have to turn on Remote Login in Sharing preferences.

What do you need Telnet for, it's kind of a dying Protocol.

Also you need to give us info on what version of OS X you're running.

Re: Telnetting to a Mac [Re: Reboot] #631479 07/01/15 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted By: Reboot
Yes, you have to turn on Remote Login in Sharing preferences.
What do you need Telnet for, it's kind of a dying Protocol.
Also you need to give us info on what version of OS X you're running.


I'm looking to run a small BBS on one of my Mac machines. And telnetting is the way to reach another system "piggy-backed" onto one of the Mac machines. My Mac is running OS X 10.5.8. I know that's kind of old, but so are BBSs.

Plus, I need to know if there is any BBS software available for the Mac.

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Re: Telnetting to a Mac [Re: PapaBill] #631480 07/01/15 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: papabill
I'm looking to run a small BBS on one of my Mac machines. And telnetting is the way to reach another system "piggy-backed" onto one of the Mac machines.
Due to lack of details you've gone over my head.

Again, Telnet is obsolete. There has to be another solution.

Re: Telnetting to a Mac [Re: PapaBill] #631502 07/02/15 03:00 AM
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Wow..BBS..seriously? Why not upgrade to forums like this?

Try this: http://syncterm.bbsdev.net

As for telnetting, I see that SSH has replaced it. Check this out http://www.openssh.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telnet

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Experts in computer security, such as SANS Institute, recommend that the use of Telnet for remote logins should be discontinued under all normal circumstances, for the following reasons:

Telnet, by default, does not encrypt any data sent over the connection (including passwords), and so it is often feasible to eavesdrop on the communications and use the password later for malicious purposes; anybody who has access to a router, switch, hub or gateway located on the network between the two hosts where Telnet is being used can intercept the packets passing by and obtain login, password and whatever else is typed with a packet analyzer.
Most implementations of Telnet have no authentication that would ensure communication is carried out between the two desired hosts and not intercepted in the middle.
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered over the years in commonly used Telnet daemons.

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