Re: National Security Backdoor in telnetd - all versions.

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia (
Date: 08/27/03

Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 03:50:15 GMT

Au Naturel Productions wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 22:03:05 +0200, erik wrote:
>>Don't make us laugh. OpenBSD does not even support telnet anymore.
> Not to mention that most sane sysadmins aren't installing telnet (less
> Winders) due to the pure lack of security anyway..

You need the *client*, for testing out TCP ports on other machines.
Unfortunately, a lot of switch and router hardware still uses telnet,
due to the unconstitutional US regulations on exporting encryption tools.