is rlogin secure?

Michael R Head burner at suppressingfire.org
Wed Mar 16 20:03:27 UTC 2005


On Wed, 2005-03-16 at 18:03 +0000, Soo-Hyun Choi wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Is rlogin secure? 
> 
> In Ubuntu 2.6.8.1-5-k7, the 'rlogin' has linked to 'slogin' and it is


2.6.8.1-5-k7 is the kernel version, not Ubuntu's version... Hoary/5.04
and Warty/4.10 are Ubuntu version...


> again linked to 'ssh'.  Is this because 'rlogin' is vulnerable? If I


I would expect that any of the r* remote tools are not to be trusted.
Same goes for ftp and telnet.


> insist on using 'rlogin', how do I change this settings?


If you've actually got rlogin installed (you probably need the
rsh-client package installed), I believe you should be able to "sudo
update-alternatives --config rlogin".


> Thank you.
> Soo-Hyun


mike

> 

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